Calgary cancer fraudster Jennifer Halford to be sentenced

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A sentencing hearing is expected to be held Monday for Jennifer Halford, a Calgary woman who pretended to have cancer to garner donations.

Halford claimed she was a Fort McMurray, Alta. wildfire evacuee who was suffering from breast cancer. The 34-year-old received gift cards and other donations including food, clothing, babysitting and beauty treatments after insisting she lost all of her possessions during the 2016 wildfire.

Halford pleaded guilty last November to seven counts of fraud. Her sentencing was originally scheduled for the spring of 2017, however the hearing was rescheduled awaiting a psychiatric assessment.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.