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A Pennsylvania woman was on Monday arrested on charges that she scammed people out of thousands of dollars by pretending to have cancer, according to the report.
Jessica Smith, 32, made a GoFundMe account and a Facebook page that she had colon cancer, WPVI reported, citing the researchers.
Smith claimed that she was “faced with huge medical expenses, the cost of the trip and to pay for the care of the children with ad in missed work, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in Chester County.
A Pennsylvania woman is accused of falsely diagnosing himself with cancer, to raise money on GoFundMe and Facebook.
(Chester County District Attorney’s office.)
Smith received more than $10,000 in donations, which were deposited into a joint bank account with her husband, the complaint said.
“They made the people believe that they have had a very serious cancer diagnosis. The fact is that they don’t have it. They have lied to you about that,” said the Deputy, Chester County’s District Attorney, Mike No.
In the middle there is a suspicion that she is faking her diagnosis, Smith has appeared on a local podcast in The Ever-Changing Reality” – in August to defend himself.
“If a person has a right up and came over to me and said,” I don’t think that you are faking it, ” I literally would say, ‘OK, you’re come to chemo with me on Monday,” she said.
JOHNNY BOBBITT, PHILADELPHIA, THE HOMELESS MAN WHO WAS INVOLVED IN A GOFUNDME SCAM, WAS SENTENCED TO A PERIOD OF PROBATION OF THE
A GoFundMe spokeswoman said that company is working with local law enforcement to assist in the investigation.
“All of the donations will be returned to the donor in full or the user has been banned from the platform,” she said.
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Smith’s lawyer Michael DiCindio, declined Fox News’ request for comment.
Smith was arraigned on Monday on charges of receiving stolen property and theft by deception, The Washington Post reported. Her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, according to the report.