A con artist, collected $265 thousand ostensibly for medical treatment, will go to jail for 25 years

A con artist, collected $265 thousand ostensibly for medical treatment, will go to jail for 25 years

This Wednesday Jennifer Flynn Cataldo from Alabama, gathered 264 163 thousand dollars donation for a supposedly «terminal cancer patient» in the pages of GoFundMe, was sentenced to prison. In August of this year, she pleaded guilty to the fraud charges.

In the period from 2014 to 2017, the woman lied to others, pretending to be suffering from cancer in terminal stage. 37-year-old liar made two account on GoFundMe and received donations from unsuspecting people.

U.S. district judge Virginia Hopkins sentenced Cataldo to 25 years of imprisonment. Also, it will have to pay damages to all victims. «More than two years she was taking advantage of a complex scheme, due to the compassion and generosity of her friends and family. Not only that, she lied about cancer to get money, so she used his or her minor child as part of the game, allowing him to believe that his mother is dying. She deserved every minute of his sentence,» stated U.S. attorney Jay town.

Lawyer Cataldo argued in court that after the culprit lost my brother, she’s addicted to painkillers substances, and partially used the money to buy this kind of drug. Very defendant assured the court he was sorry for what he did.

Shelby Co woman Jennifer Cataldo arrested for theft by deception; accused of faking cancer to get $$$ thru go-fundme accounts pic.twitter.com/IQUR6A4yhf

— Stephen Gallien (@StephenGallien) May 5, 2017

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