Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beauty pageant winner arrested for lying about cancer treatments


Pennsylvania – A beauty pageant queen was dethroned after lying about cancer treatments to rake in thousands of dollars, Pennsylvania police said.

Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, the 2015 winner of a Miss Pennsylvania offshoot pageant, was arrested Tuesday for fraudulently raising money for treatment for leukemia — which she never had, state police told WJAC.

Weaver-Gates, 23, took her two-year scheme so far that she shaved her head and fooled her own family, forcing her sister to drive her to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for fake treatments, police said.

The sister waited in the lobby for up to eight hours while Weaver-Gates disappeared upstairs, they said. More

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