A fact of life – People lie. And they lie about really awful things, like having cancer.
Authorities accuse Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International, of casting aside those attributes and faking cancer in an elaborate scheme that raised thousands of dollars.
Weaver-Gates lead everyone to believe that she had been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in March 2013.
In the years since, she took part in fundraisers to pay for her treatment. Police told CNN affiliate WJAC the most recent event was held in April and raised $14,000.
But she’d never been under doctor’s care for leukemia even though she was driven to a hospital for “treatment”. The police received an anonymous tip. She is being detained for felony counts of theft by deception and receiving stolen property.
Recently, Belle Gibson was revealed as lying about her cancer and subsequent “cure” from which she profited through book sales.
Some will lie to get drug money. Some have psychological disorders and will perpetuate the lie especially over the Internet. Some will even use children to lie (and here and here and you can bet there are many more who haven’t been caught.