REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Two residents of the San Francisco suburb that was rocked by a fatal gas pipeline explosion have been convicted of trying to pass themselves off as victims to secure relief aid.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says 42-year-old Lisa Justin and 44-year-old Sonya Smith applied for new identification cards using addresses from the San Bruno neighborhood hardest hit by the blast.

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Wagstaffe says the two women actually lived about five miles from the blast zone where eight people were killed.

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Justin and Smith pleaded no contest to robbery and perjury charges on Tuesday. As part of a plea deal, they face maximum sentences of two years in state prison.

The San Mateo County Times reports that five other people are facing charges of posing as blast victims.

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