Woman solicits donations for a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction, but uses the money on a boob job
WHAT A HEEL: Jami Toler, 27, appeared in a Maricopa County (AZ) Superior Court Thursday on felony fraud and theft charges for (allegedly) pretending to have breast cancer and accepting more than $8,000 from at least 17 well-wishers for a double mastectomy and breast reconstructive surgery. She really wanted the money to pay for a boob job, CBS Las Vegas reports:
Toler initially told people that she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer last August and said she needed a mastectomy. Toler’s mom, Vickie Schirtzinger, even created a “Jami’s Hope” page on the Give Forward website to help raise money for her daughter’s medical expenses.
The jig was up after Toler – who had also claimed to be uninsured – refused a doctor’s offer to treat her cancer for free.
After a brief initial court appearance, the judge ordered Toler to be monitored with an electronic ankle bracelet and released her.