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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Beauty queen who faked cancer pleads not guilty to scam

A beauty queen who shaved her head to con friends and family into believing she was battling cancer has denied pocketing thousands from the scam.
Ex-Miss Pennsylvania International US, Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, pretended she had chronic lymphocytic leukemia in March 2013.

The 23-year-old is accused of pocketing cash from fundraisers organised by her loved ones to pay for her fake treatment, the last of which raised $14,000 (£8,948).
Following her arrest, Weaver-Gates was charged with felony counts of theft by deception and receiving stolen property.
She has been held on $150,000 bail at the Centre County Corrections Facility since her arrest.

The student allegedly made friends and family drive her to hospital appointments, leaving them to wait for up to eight hours for her while she went elsewhere.
She posted images on Facebook showing her wearing bandages and surgical masks and with a shaved head.
She also gave extensive newspaper interviews about her cancer and even posted less than three weeks ago about being in remission.

Her alleged fraud was only exposed after police received an anonymous tip-off saying she could not name a single one of her doctors.

State Police Trooper Thomas Stock contacted the hospitals at which Weaver-Gates said she was treated for her cancer - but there was no mention of her anywhere in their records.
Stock called her efforts to make people believe she had cancer "an elaborate scheme".

Following her arrest, Weaver-Gates was stripped of her Miss Pennsylvania US International title.
"When you deceive the public and take people's money that is under the pretense of fraud, we will not tolerate those actions," said a statement from the pageant organisers Butler's Beauties .
"Ms. Weaver-Gates ... will be required to return her crown and sash upon her release from being detained."

71 comments:

Davido's driver said...

Too many greedy people in the world

Anonymous said...

This is real! Make extra $100 everyday by just browsing the internet

Dammy Grace said...

Okay o

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Nwariaku Munachi said...

May she get that cancer she's looking for in Jesus name.

izy 2 nv said...

LOL SCAMMER.

BAJ said...

Lol.
c hustling skills.

ten ten ten...

breeze Don blow, fowl yansh Don...

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Scammers everywhere

renieccc09@gmail said...

Na wa ooo.....why wit sickness

Deola Naom said...

Wish her well

Chizoba Orjioke said...

Can you imagine??

Linda I hv arrived, post my comment..

henry dion said...

Timeup bitch
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STERN said...

Not nice hun.

Anonymous said...

INTERESTING! One on one "yahoo yahoo"....

NEO ZION said...

scam every where around the world

DISCOVERY said...

Hmm format plenty oo

Juliet Iwuno said...

Omo see scamming o! Dis one na pro! Linda take note!

Teddy said...

All na hustle..#my2cents

STAMFORD QUEEN said...

Wtf..

Halfcast Boy said...

Ok seen

Dj Raphael said...

Itt haff finish...Linda, abegg who die?
















































































































































































































































































































































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Olivia Ngene said...

Stupid human being, she thinks cancer is a wonderful thing shey? Hopeless fool














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Kingsareborn2rule said...

Enter your comment...Not guilty even when u are guilty......Kwantinu.







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ossyd2 osamede said...

Hmmm na oyinbo scam

BONARIO NNAGS said...

What a wawu, she's so desperate for using cancer as a means to dupe people.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Chomsy said...

Nawao ppl self, How can someone scam with that? Anyway , that's how one woman exposed her breast with irritating things on it then and came to my school to beg money with the claim that it was cancer. we where so touched with the irritating thing, rushed to drop money for her and the person that came with her. Only for us to found out later from our lecturer that a cancer patient can't walk around with such, that it was faked. *sadface* ppl self. meanwhile, #Lin Lin u rock more than a Rocket

Chomsy said...

Nawao ppl self, How can someone scam with that? Anyway , that's how one woman exposed her breast with irritating things on it then and came to my school to beg money with the claim that it was cancer. we where so touched with the irritating thing, rushed to drop money for her and the person that came with her. Only for us to found out later from our lecturer that a cancer patient can't walk around with such, that it was faked. *sadface* ppl self. meanwhile, #Lin Lin u rock more than a Rocket

Unique Treasure said...

she will soon end up getting the cancer..... dia is power in spoken words
















#she'sunique#

PROPHET BAAL.LINDA FUTURE HUSBAND said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.




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Efe Gift said...

Na wah oh fake sickness tufiakwa[moneyinthebank]

iamkyno743@gmail.com (what is Linda Ikeji's native name)? said...

And she was catched... scammer

Ebuka Emmanuel said...

Today marks the end of 2015, and I am personally grateful dat Linda did not post of the loss of any LIB reader, nor did she announce the burial of anyone of us in dis LIB family.
its worth celebrating.

I say happy and prosperous new year to each and everyone of us, including Mama of the house Linda.

chinelo okafor said...

Okakwalu gi mma.

sandra kalista said...

dere is nothing we don't see

Obioma Amarachukwu said...

Hmmm...cancer of all sickness? Ds lady's very useless/miserable! Very soon cancer wl soon visit her.#onyeiberibe!

anita gold said...

Next biko

Chukwuananti Ufoh said...

See her cunning face. Good thing she was caught. it's awful that she would play with a serious disease

theresa urateh said...

Its d end times pple !

Nnenne George said...

How I wish she will have a taste of what a real cancer looks like so that in her next life, she won't play with it.. Very expensive joke. I wonder how much she intended to make out of the scam.. Nonsense woman!!!

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Solomon Chukwuka said...

End time....girl

omidan abby said...

Oh really? Funny how she makes friends and families wait for 8hrs while she goes somewhere else. Criminal lol. Omo é fit b Wetin DIEZANI dey do sef b dis o, dey lie say she get cancer whereas she doesn't lol

YOUNG BUHARI said...

Get her ass in jail. This type of person can milk a whole country dry

Dafizy Flamezy said...

Hmmm. Who to believe now? #IamMe

Bibian Obunse said...

That's what she wish for herself...

Anaekwe Ucheslimj said...

Liar lair pants on fire!!! Hope she doesn't get the real thing tho







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Anaekwe Ucheslimj said...

Liar lair pants on fire!!! Hope she doesn't get the real thing tho







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Etheal Okpa said...

Hehehehe see madness ooo! Foolish geh, she fit stand cancer, if she get em now she go say GOD wicked! Olodo good for em!

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Hahaha she get mind

Clare Holycity said...

She s just a greed girl




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Chimezie Uzoabaka said...

Sharp gurl

Clare Holycity said...

she s just a greedy girl.




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ProudlyDeltan15 said...

Hian......people never seize to amaze me.....ProudlyDeltan

Goziem Oh LORD said...

Crime crime everywhere

Dapo iLLy said...

Fool. Lying wit sickness. Serves her right.

tosisochukwu said...

After much more what now happen? She is a big fool, after all the money she got when she won beauty queen! Well them swear for her



































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Anonymous said...

Surely, scam is also made in USA not only Nigeria.

Ogunnaike Kazeem said...

Make she refund dem nah

HUMBLE EVE said...

Hmmm

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

What a Queenly disgrace! Huge disgrace in fact!

Vivian Reginalds said...

Hmmm
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Goziem Oh LORD said...

Good for her onye oshi

wisdomer said...

No excuse for dt

Anonymous said...

Even white woman self dey do 419 eyo185

Duru James said...

This is soooo weird.
Some people get heart oooooo

Duru James said...

Some people are wicked. She has d heart to do that.......

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Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

She try.

Victor Emeka Isaac said...

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Mighty Babs said...

The only cancer she's got is long throat cancer...pretty thief

Fakency Alexander said...

whats her gain, humans sha

Pesin Pikin said...

Hmmmm, her reputation is going down d drain in time trust me

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