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.
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.



What is wrong with people these days?


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