Woman pleads guilty to fake cancer scheme

A Holland-area woman will be sentenced next month for her scheme to fake having brain cancer and collect money raised to help her.
WZZM-TV
Dec 7, 2011

Elizabeth Smith, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of obtaining money by false pretenses. 

Police said Smith told friends and family earlier this year that she was diagnosed with cancer, and they gave her up to $10,000. She also received money from a fundraiser at a Muskegon VFW hall.

Smith’s employer reportedly tipped off Ottawa County deputies after receiving suspicious doctor slips for time off work, and Smith later admitted to forging her doctor’s name.

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