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Authorities: Woman faked cancer in online scheme


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman was jailed Friday on charges of stealing at least $38,000 by portraying herself as a terminal cancer patient in a pair of online fundraising schemes.

Jennifer Flynn Cataldo, 37, of Sterrett was charged with two counts of theft by deception, according to a statement from the state attorney general's office. Bond was set at $100,000.

Cataldo did not yet have a lawyer to speak on her behalf, court records showed. She was arrested Thursday in Shelby County, a suburb of Birmingham.

Cataldo was accused of using two GoFundMe drives to solicit money for me...

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