Jennifer Halford has been charged with fraud after police say she raised money to help her fight the cancer she never had. The 34-year-old allegedly received donations – mostly in the form of gift certificates, food and some cash – for her cancer treatments and other expenses. Global News spoke with several mothers who said they met Halford at Jamie’s Preschool, a place for children facing cancer, blood disorders, organ transplants and other critical illnesses.
Halford is facing seven counts of fraud under $5,000. Police said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be laid. Halford is currently out on bail.
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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.