A Michigan lady claimed she was battling stage 4 breast cancer and acquired all her associates collectively to assist increase cash for remedies.
Friends of Candace Streng hosted a fundraiser at an Aurbee’s in South Lyon in June 2017 the place they raised $6,000. She additionally arrange a GoFundMe web page referred to as “Candace Kicks Cancer” which raised greater than $30,000 in donations.
However, it appears it was all pretend.
Brighton police stated the investigation continues to be ongoing, nevertheless, they have sufficient proof to recommend that Streng was not sick in any respect and that the account was a fraud, FOX 2 Detroit reported.
According to the information station, 399 individuals donated a complete of $31,645 because the account was began in April 2017.
The GoFundMe web page has since been taken down and the corporate stated it was working with police to refund all the cash.
“It’s important to remember that misuse that is extremely rare on our platform. Campaigns with misuse make up less than one-tenth of one percent of all campaigns,” the corporate stated in a press release. “With that said, there are unfortunate and rare instances where people create campaigns with the intention to take advantage of others’ generosity.”
As for Streng’s associates who hosted the fundraiser, the group calling themselves Candace’s South Lyon Play Group advised FOX 2 Detroit that they had no prior information to her “deceit” and can work with police through the investigation.
“We were recently informed that our ‘friend’ Candace lied for several years about struggling with stage four breast cancer,” the assertion stated. “We let her into our homes, our families and our checkbooks. We had no prior knowledge of her deceit and are fully cooperating with the investigation. We sincerely hope Candace gets the help she so desperately needs.”
Police stated formal fees towards Strend must be anticipated within the close to future.