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Cops: Woman Faked Cancer to Get Implants

She's accused of collecting $8K in donations
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 4, 2012 4:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Phoenix woman has been charged with fraud and theft after authorities say she told people she had cancer and needed treatment, then used their donated money to buy breast implants. Police reports filed in Maricopa County Superior Court say 27-year-old Jamie Lynn Toler told her former boss she needed a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction and was uninsured. She also told the tale to her mother and grandparents.

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Authorities say Toler helped organize fundraisers and collected more than $8,000 beginning in September. Medical records obtained by Mesa police show she didn't have cancer and paid a plastic surgeon with the cash. Toler was arrested Wednesday and released on electronic monitoring yesterday after a brief initial court appearance. (Read more breast implants stories.)

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