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Christiansburg Woman Accused of Pretending to Have Cancer to Get Money

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Christiansburg, VA - A Christiansburg woman has been charged after police say she was getting money by pretending she had cancer.

26-year-old Veronica Rae-Ann Garcia was arrested and charged with one count of obtaining money by false pretense which is an unclassified felony.

Garcia is accused of telling people she had cancer and that she could not afford treatment or insurance.

An online fundraising website was set up for Garcia collecting around 40 donations totaling in $7,000.

Investigators say Garcia received about $1,500 of the $7,000.

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