The Calgary woman who raised donations by claiming she was both a cancer patient and a Fort McMurray wildfire evacuee won’t face sentencing for another two months.
Jennifer Halford entered guilty on seven counts of fraud last November. She claimed that she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer and her family had lost all of their possessions in the northern Alberta spring wildfires. Halford received donations including gift cards, food, clothing, babysitting and beauty treatments.
Sentencing arguments have been rescheduled for June 19, Halford remains free pending her sentencing.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.