Apparently the Justice System Frowns on Faking Cancer to Avoid Jail

Who’d have thought that a judge wouldn’t be cool about a fake-cancer scam? A Philadelphia woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for pretending to have cancer to avoid serving a four-month sentence for stealing from the bank accounts of the elderly. Apparently she spent three years forging documents from her “doctors” about her diagnosis. This has forced us to examine the age old question: Would you rather spend three years of your life pretending to have cancer or go to prison for four months? [NBC Philadelphia]