NC woman fakes cancer diagnoses to raise money

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OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – An Ocean Isle Beach woman was arrested on Friday for obtaining property by false pretense after faking a cancer diagnosis.

Lisa Carol Yates, 46, was arrested for solicitation to obtain property by false pretense and obtaining property by false pretense.

According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, in November 2015 a friend of Yates organized a fundraising event that raised over $3,000 for her cancer treatment she was unable to afford. Yates, however, was not diagnosed with cancer.

She is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $100,500 bond.

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