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  1. #1
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    PA - Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, Beauty queen, jailed for faking cancer

    Authorities accuse Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International, of casting aside those attributes and faking cancer in an elaborate scheme that raised thousands of dollars.

    Weaver-Gates lead everyone to believe that she had been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in March 2013.

    In the years since, she took part in fundraisers to pay for her treatment. Police told CNN affiliate WJAC the most recent event was held in April and raised $14,000.

    ~~~

    An anonymous letter to police tipped them off to the scheme.
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/12/us/pen...n-fake-cancer/
    The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars. ~ Unknown

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

    The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

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    Instead, police say it was all part of an elaborate plan. Authorities say Weaver-Gates shaved her head and took alleged fake treatment trips, even duped her own sister.

    “Her sister would have to stay on the first floor, while Ms. Weaver-Gates would go up to the second floor and allegedly receive her cancer treatments.”

    Troopers are asking the public to come forward if they have donated money to Weaver-Gates.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...ancer-charges/
    The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars. ~ Unknown

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

    The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

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    Sick, sick...When you have people battling cancer who fight to live.

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    PA - Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates -- Felony Theft -- 10 Apr 2015

    Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates

    Lower Court Docket:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000263-2015 :

    18 § 3922 §§ A1 (F3) :: Theft By Deception

    18 § 3925 §§ A (F3) :: Receiving Stolen Property

    Pre-Trial Confinement in lieu of $150,000 Bail.
    Last edited by Richrd; 08-12-2015 at 02:01 PM.

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    "Hair loss can be distressing. But not all chemo drugs will make you lose your hair. Some people have mild thinning that only they notice. Your doctor will be able to tell you if your chemo is likely to cause hair loss."
    http://www.cancer.org/treatment/trea...ects-hair-loss

    It's just horrifying that someone would do something like this, but I've read of other cases also.
    My opinion only, unless referenced or supported by a link. Thank you!

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    Now Self-Guided in Upper Court of Common Pleas

    Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates -- Felony Theft -- 10 Apr 2015

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0001292-2015

    18 § 3922 §§ A1 (F3) :: Theft By Deception

    18 § 3925 §§ A (F3) :: Receiving Stolen Property

    Pre-Trial Confinement in lieu of $150,000 Bail.

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    Additional Charges Recently Filed

    Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates -- Felony Theft -- 10 Apr 2015+

    Recent Charges, Currently in Lower Court:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000393-2015

    Previous Charges, Currently in Upper Court:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0001292-2015 :

    18 § 3922 §§ A1 (F3) :: Theft By Deception

    18 § 3925 §§ A (F3) :: Receiving Stolen Property

    Pre-TrialS Confinement in Lieu of $150,000 Bail.

    In My Opinion:

    An eventual, Upper Court, Motion to Joinder
    may consolidate Both Cases, All Four Counts.:

    http://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=1040

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    On Friday, she entered a guilty plea to four counts of theft by deception and four counts of receiving stolen property.

    (...)

    As early as her preliminary hearing in August, Weaver-Gates was admitting her actions and apologizing through her attorney, public defender Deb Lux.

    Sentencing is scheduled for July 26. Parks Miller said Weaver-Gates could receive two to four years in prison followed by five years’ probation.
    http://www.centredaily.com/news/loca...e83043702.html

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    A former Pennsylvania beauty queen who faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers has been sentenced to between two and four years in prison.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fake-can...-pennsylvania/

    She must also repay the money and spend 5 years on probation.



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