It looks like a movie case, but it isn’t. Amanda christine riley, a 36-year-old American, admitted to pretending to have cancer for more than six years in order to ask for donations. In total, he obtained about 2 million 54 thousand 710 pesos, through his wire fraud scheme, so now it could happen almost two decades in prison and pay a fine of 250 thousand dollars.
The Attorney General’s Office for the Northern District of California reported that the woman started her plan in 2012, when he lived in the city of San José, after inventing that he suffered from Hodgkin’s disease (a variant of cancer). Subsequently, the fraud lasted until at least January 2019.
How did he fool everyone that he had cancer?
To move and convince everyone, the woman uploaded photos and videos of her alleged condition, in addition, she created a blog where she posted photos in which she appeared in hospitals “suffering” the adverse effects of chemotherapies. On several occasions he shaved himself to give a sense of reality.
But that wasn’t all, as Riley launched a self-support website featuring “Donate Now” and “Support Amanda” icons, many people supported her with the best of intentions. He also organized fundraisers that were reportedly intended to cover the expenses of his fight against cancer, but all the money went to his bank account. In total, the scammer managed to obtain $ 106,272 from more than 400 contributions. It will be at the end of February next year when his sentence is announced.
What is Hodgkin’s disease?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Formerly known as “Hodgkin’s disease”, it is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. It can affect people of any age, but it is most common in people between the ages of 20 and 40 and in those over 55 years of age.
In Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cells of the lymphatic system they grow abnormally and can spread much more. Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the two most common types of cancer of the lymphatic system. The other type, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is even more common.
Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma have helped give people with this disease the chance for a full recovery. The outlook continues to improve for people with Hodgkin lymphoma. This condition is very common, so much so that yesterday it was reported that David Brooks, footballer of Bournemouth, team of the Championship (English Second Division) suffers from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.