Kenton County,KY-Woman arrested after faking cancer for donations

A Northern Kentucky woman is going to jail after she was accused of collecting thousands of dollars in donations while pretending to have cancer.

Jessica Krecskay was arrested Feb. 14, 2019, on theft charges in Kenton County. The 25-year-old told co-workers and friends she needed money to treat a cancer she didn’t have, said Kenton Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders

Jessica Krecskay was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail, five years probation, and she must also repay the nearly $15,000 that she took from her victims.

Prosecutors believe that from 2013 to 2017, Krecskay claimed she had cancer, which was not true.

She must report for jail on Friday.


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