Faking Cancer to Make Money and Get Free Stuff Is Officially a Thing

Today a grand jury in Orange County indicted 25-year-old Jessica Vega on a charge most unusual: lying about having terminal cancer so she could have a gigantic, free wedding. When Vega didn't die as promised, suspicions were aroused, her husband divorced her, and the bride found herself in trouble with the law. But… » 4/10/12 6:15pm 4/10/12 6:15pm

Mother Fakes Son's Cancer In Money Making Scam

At some point you've probably received a emailed chain letter about a non-existent sick child (Snopes has a whole section devoted to them), but one mom took things a step further by actually making it look like her son had cancer in an effort to make money. » 3/29/11 11:53pm 3/29/11 11:53pm