NJ Woman Accused in Fake Cancer Scheme

The Burlington County prosecutor has charged 40-year-old Lori Stilley of Delran with theft by deception

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012  |  Updated 11:10 AM EDT
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NJ Woman Accused in Fake Cancer Scheme

Burlington County Prosecutor's Office

Lori Stilley, 40, was arrested for soliciting and accepting charitable donations while falsely claiming she was undergoing treatment for cancer, according to prosecutors.

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Authorities say a New Jersey woman scammed relatives and others out of cash, meals and even a wedding by falsely claiming she had bladder cancer.

The Burlington County prosecutor has charged 40-year-old Lori Stilley of Delran with theft by deception.

Officials say in February 2011, Stilley told those close to her and posted on Facebook that she had been diagnosed. In April, she said her condition had worsened.

Authorities say supporters raised more than $10,000 after she said she didn't have medical insurance.

Family and friends also organized and paid for her wedding and delivered meals.

Supporters became suspicious in November 2011 when she posted that she was feeling better and believed a miracle was coming.

Prosecutor Robert Bernardi calls the scam "extremely cruel."

Stilley is free on $25,000 bail.

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