A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she was diagnosed with a cancer diagnosis and ultimately married thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.
Jessica Marie Krecskay, 25, was arrested on Feb. 14 on felony theft charges, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in jail.
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Between 2013 and 2017, Krecskay reportedly roughly $ 10,000 in donations from coworkers and others after counting them she
A former coworker told the news station that some of Krecskay's colleagues would clean her house or give them vacation time to her when they believed she was ill
"The other girls at work would clean her house for here, take her out to eat all the time," Jessica Lunsford said, adding the 25-year-old also shaved her head as a way to sell her story. Rob Sanders, the attorney for the 16th Judicial Circuit in Kenton County, was the Cincinnati Enquirer that police investigated Krecskay after people called expressing concerns her cancer story was not true.
"Publicity from another cancer case prompted those same people to report their suspicions to this policy," Sanders said, referring to when a Northern Kentucky University student in 2017 also allegedly faced a cancer diagnosis for money.
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"Anytime someone uses a false claim or a dreaded disease for fraudulent purposes, it evokes understandably angry and emotional responses from the many people who actually battle cancer or love someone's cancer. , "Sanders added.
Krecskay was released from jail on $ 2,500 bond. Her arraignment in Kenton County Circuit Court is slated for March 4.