Woman sentenced after faking cancer to raise cash

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Associated Press

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 26 at 1:31 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. woman who pretended to have cancer to raise money for breast implants has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years of probation.

A court spokesman in Phoenix says 27-year-old Jami Lynn Toler was sentenced Wednesday. She had pleaded guilty to a theft charge in a plea agreement.

Authorities say Toler helped organize fundraisers and collected more than $8,000. Medical records obtained by police show she didn't have cancer and paid a plastic surgeon with the money.

Police reports show Toler told her former boss she needed a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction but was uninsured. She told the same story to her mother and grandparents.

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