facebook
twitter
search
search

Woman admits to faking cancer

Jan. 3, 2013 at 5:48 PM

ONTARIO, N.Y., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A New York state woman accused of faking cancer to defraud donors pleaded guilty to grand larceny and other charges.

Melissa Jones of Canandaigua pleaded guilty Wednesday in Ontario Town Court to two counts of third-degree grand larceny and two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, The Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle reported Thursday.

Jones allegedly forged two letters purported to be from doctors saying she had breast cancer and used her false disease to raise $20,000 to $30,000 from donors.

Jones faces 1 2/3 to five years in prison when she is scheduled to be sentenced March 27.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kim Jong Un had terrapin farm manager executed, says source
More than 80 percent of North Korean defectors are women, says report
North Korea requests medical aid from U.N. agencies
Kenyan bishop warns Obama against pro-gay policy
Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea