Woman Pleads Guilty To Cancer Hoax

Sep 24, 2013

An Ohio woman will spend 90 days in jail after faking having cancer and accepting money raised to help her.

38-year-old Michelle Mundy was also sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay back nearly $6,000 she received in donations. As she pled guilty to a theft charge, Mundy said she didn't fake being ill because she wanted money. Instead, she said, she was "searching for affection." Mundy's false cancer claims began to unravel when her co-workers attempted to visit her at the hospital where she was allegedly receiving treatment, but she was not there. Mundy resigned the next day and turned herself in to authorities a month later.