Woman Allegedly Faked Cancer to Raise Money, Police Say

December 10, 2011 Updated Dec 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM EDT

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Woman Allegedly Faked Cancer to Raise Money, Police Say

December 10, 2011 Updated Dec 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM EDT

According to the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, a 42-year-old Virginia woman is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly falsely claiming to have cancer and taking monetary donations intended to help pay for her medical bills.

The woman has been charged with two counts obtaining money by false pretenses, according to the Times-Dispatch.

Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch story HERE.