Windsor woman who faked cancer pleads guilty to fraud

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Audrey Annette Bishop, a Windsor, Ont. woman who pretended to have cancer so people would give her money, has pleaded guilty to 31 counts of fraud, theft and forgery.

The court heard how the 53-year-old varied her lies depending on who she was trying to scam. She would pass bad cheques or borrow money and never repay it, she would then steal money from friends or sign promissory notes with no intention of honouring them.

Bishop defrauded a widow out of more than $90,000, convincing the woman that her life was in danger.

The Crown and defence will recommend a sentence of three years in a federal penitentiary when Bishop returns to court for sentencing early next week.

Read more at Windsor Star

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.