Jessica Good, 32, is facing up to life in prison after she faked her 4-year-old daughter’s cancer diagnosis.
According to The New York Daily News, Good received thousands of dollars in donations from fundraisers, GoFundMe pages and churches to help with her daughter’s medical expenses.
Nonetheless, that all came to an end on Friday when she was hit with fraud and child endangerment charges.
Good said her daughter had, lymphoma, cerebral palsy, a brain tumor removed before suffering from a second one, born prematurely, and suffered from a devastating nuts allergy.
The child’s father and siblings were even convinced that she was sick.
Using platforms such as Facebook, for the past three years Good has been able to raise more than $16,000 by pleading for help through sympathetic posts. While her daughter was healthy all along, local businesses in Enid, OK have helped raised thousands of dollars.
However, suspicion began to grow when Good claimed that her daughter was going through chemotherapy, but she never lost any hair or showed any sign of illness.
After a church donated more than $5,000 for the family to pay their mortgage and medical expenses, Alan Seibel, an associate pastor of Oakwood Christian Church, reported her fraudulent ways to the police.
Captain Jack Morris of the Enid Police Department said, “We were able to obtain medical records and we found that this child has never seen a doctor in reference to cancer or any type of tumor ever went into remission.”
Good eventually confessed to authorities following her arrest. She now faces up to life in prison and is expected back in court on September 26th.
GoFundMe has promised to the donors to refund their money following the mothers scheme.
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