Police say a woman from Louisville, Kentucky created Facebook profiles for at least eight young cancer patients in an effort generate donations and rip off sympathetic people. 21-year-old Crystal Vanarsdale allegedly used these fake identities to solicit money for herself.
None of the cancer patients or their families had any idea what Vanarsdale was up to and it’s not clear how police tracked her down.
Police say Vanarsdale confessed to the crimes although she apparently collected very little money. She was arrested and charged with eight counts of identity theft.