Woman Admits To Faking Cancer, Receiving Money

Posted at 1:31 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 14:31:13-04

Authorities have arrested a woman who received thousands of dollars from people after claiming that she had cancer.

Local news organizations reported the Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Ashley Lively on a charge of theft on Wednesday after she admitted that she lied about having pancreatic cancer.

Officials said Lively raked in more than $8,000 through local community groups.

She was booked at the Monroe County Jail and made her $5,000 bond. It was unclear if she had an attorney.