5.9k Share this

Amanda Riley documented her heartbreaking story online with care: a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, piles of medications, chemotherapy that caused her hair to fall out. She had a blog, Lymphoma Can Suck It, to keep supporters up to date and in return, they donated more than $100,000 to fund her treatment.

Except she never had cancer.


The 37-year-old San Jose woman was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud in October, the Department of Justice announced.

Between September 2012 and January 3, 2019, Riley faked her cancer and tricked people into donating on her website and at in-person fundraisers at a nearby church and a Chili’s Grill & Bar, according to prosecutors.


Amanda Riley

“Riley went to great lengths to maintain her deception: she shaved her head to make it appear as if she were receiving chemotherapy; she falsified medical records; she forged physicians’ letters and medical certifications; she convinced family members to echo her false claims; she gave materially false testimony in several legal proceedings; and she attacked anyone who suggested she was malingering (going so far as to sue one of them),” the DOJ said in a statement.

In total, 349 people donated $105,513.

Judge Beth Labson Freeman, of the Northern District of California, ordered that Riley pay restitution for the full amount of the donations, on top of her 60-month prison sentence.

Source: nydailynews

5.9k Share this
You May Also Like

Did Chance Karnes From Herrin Illinois Died In Car Accident? Age Parents And Girlfriend

Did Chance Karnes From Herrin Illinois Died In Car Accident? Find out…

Missing Spring Breaker Brittanee Drexel Found Dead After 13 Years

The remains of a 17-year-old upstate New York girl who vanished 13…

Caretaker Arrested After Infant Found Dead, Toddler in Critical Condition – Crime Online

Louisiana police said that they have arrested a woman after a 10-month-old…

The Chilling Truth Of Pearl Bryan’s Missing Head

Investigators interviewed the people closest to Pearl Bryan, and they learned about…

These Are The Names Of The Buffalo Massacre Victims

On Saturday, an 18-year-old admitted white supremacist opened fire on a supermarket…

D.C. Circuit Rules Against FOIA for Draft Letter on Census

A federal court on Tuesday ruled that drafts of a letter that…

Made in Chelsea star led lavish life with Inigo Philbrick who faces years in jail

As one of the poshest of the posh stars of TV series…

Obituary: Why Did Ta’Quawn Deon Henderson Murder Jailyn Jones? Arrest And Charges Details

Obituary: Why Did Ta’Quawn Deon Henderson Murder Jailyn Jones? Ta’Quawn Deon Henderson,…