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Prom Queen & the Fake Cancer Scam

Angie Gomez is only 19, but she’s got an early start in life on lying.

Gomez starting telling her friends that she was suffering from leukemia starting in January 2011 and only had six months to live.  She even established a charity foundation called, “Achieve the Dream” and eventually raised $17,000 in donations to her cause.  She told everyone that her illness caused her to miss her senior prom, so in June 2011 her high school held another in her honor making her the queen of that event.

In that same timeframe police were notified that Gomez may be faking the whole story and began an investigation.  She was finally arrested Friday at her place of work after a warrant was issued.  Her family and lawyer insist that Gomez did in fact suffer from the disease as a child and only wanted to raise money for other children with the same affliction.

Gomez was jailed and bond set for $50,000

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This Is Not How You Cure Breast Cancer

Reginald Gill is 77, married to a 35 year old woman named Leila and together they ran a “alternative medical center” in Wales.

But Gill is now behind bars after it was decided he was guilty of subjecting different women to sexual assault (nine separate charges) and fraud when it was revealed that Gill told women they had breast cancer and offered them an odd way of curing it.

Allowing him to, “suck her breasts for 30 minutes a day”.

Somehow his wife was also in on this scheme, and he was able to con women into stripping naked in front of him because they thought he was a doctor, when in fact, Gill has no medical training at all.  He also actually charged these women for payments on top of sexually assaulting them.  The duo also used an electric shock machine on the women furthering the claim it would assist in curing the cancer than none of the women actually had.  The women met the pair at health fairs under the guise of a homeopathic “ozone therapy” treatment.

Gill was sentenced to eight years in prison and his wife six months.  Both are now registered sex offenders.

via bbc.com (with video report)