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Woman faked cancer to make money for heroin

(Raw Story) A 21-year-old New York woman faked having several types of cancer in order to solicit donations in person and over the Internet to support her heroin habit, prosecutors announced this week.

Brittany Ozarowski created a website with a photo of her in a wheelchair, explaining to readers that she was suffering from stomach, bone, brain and ovarian cancer, helping her pull in tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting charitable givers.