Man faked cancer, charged with fraud, police say
Fundraiser was held and raised $2,000 according to Sarnia Police
A Sarnia, Ont., man who allegedly pretended to have cancer faces a fraud charge.
Sarnia police say the 52-year-old told friends he had terminal cancer.
So, they held a charity benefit to help him with the cost of treatment.
The event was held at a local bar two years ago. Food and prizes were donated.
Police say 30-50 people also paid a cover charge.
More than $2,000 was raised, according to police.
Police say there is no evidence the man had ever been diagnosed with cancer.
He was arrested Tuesday and charged with fraud under $5,000.