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Woman accused of faking bladder cancer for personal gain

Posted on October 5th, 2012 No Comments

A New Jersey woman has allegedly faked bladder cancer, scamming friends and relatives out of more than $10,000. She is now being charged with theft by deception.

Last February, the woman told her friends and family that she had Stage III bladder cancer and would be beginning chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Two months later, she claimed it had grown to a Stage IV cancer.

People began to lend her their support when she said she didn’t have medical insurance, bringing her meals and even paying for her wedding. She was turned in by her sister, who became suspicious after her prognosis changed from “a few months to live” to “miraculously cured” and was arrested earlier this week.

When people pretend to suffer from horrible diseases, it greatly hurts those who are selfless and put forth their time and money to help. Having support when actually facing cancer can be invaluable. If you have taken Actos and been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you will likely need help paying for your treatment. Contact an Actos attorney of Williams Kherkher at 800-641-9810 to learn more about how an experienced Actos attorney can help you secure compensation for your bladder cancer treatments.

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