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Woman fined for faking cancer, raising money

  1. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Woman fined for faking cancer, raising money
    By msnbc.com staff and news services

    RICHMOND, Va. -- A suburban Richmond woman was fined $100 after admitting she faked cancer to raise money.

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch said that Martha Ann Nicholas pleaded guilty on Monday to two misdemeanor charges of obtaining money by false pretenses. Besides the fine, she was ordered by a judge to not take part in any charitable causes and placed on five years' probation.

    A 12-month jail sentence was suspended, the newspaper reported.

    The Mechanicsville woman had claimed at rallies that she was a cancer victim.
    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/ … sing-money
    She was only fined $100. and no jail time...this is appalling..

    1. kenneth avery profile image85
      kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Stacey L., I agree. Appalling. This takes the wind out of my sails. If she had asked people, they might have GAVE her some money. Me? Id hate to attempt to fake a disease for money. I might get the sickness.

  2. Aficionada profile image89
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    It's a form of fraud, and it should be prosecuted as a fraud case.  It should not be considered only a misdemeanor.

    This is not the first such case, but I don't know what sort of punishment was doled out in previous cases.  At least this one was prosecuted, but I too am appalled at the insignificant fine and lack of jail time.  If nothing else, she should be required to take part in community service - perhaps as an orderly in a cancer ward for a year (since the suspended jail sentence was for 12 months).

  3. pharuk temmy t profile image38
    pharuk temmy tposted 5 years ago

    That's a fraudulent act and there must be a purnishment for that.