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    Jessica Vega, NY woman accused of faking cancer to get "dream wedding," is charged - Crimesider - CBS News



    (CBS/AP) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A New York woman accused of with faking cancer to get her "dream wedding" has been charged, the state attorney general's office announced Tuesday.

    Jessica Vega, 25, has been indicted on charges of fraud and grand larceny for falsely claiming she was dying of leukemia and excepting generous donations towards her wedding.

    "By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community's hearts and minds, and profited off of their generosity," said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "Our office will hold this individual accountable for fleecing the public through lies and deception."

    Vega, formerly of Montgomery, N.Y., was arrested in Virginia on April 3, extradited to New York and arraigned Friday in Orange County Court in Goshen. She pleaded not guilty.

    Among the alleged victims listed in the indictment is the Nu-Cavu restaurant in Wallkill, NY. This is where the bridal reception was held and wine and appetizers worth more than $1,000 were donated. Part-owner Carmela Vitolo-Gelsomine said, "We tried to do the best we could for her. We thought she was in a situation where she needed help."

    Others listed as victims are the boutique that donated the wedding dress and a woman who volunteered to do hair and makeup for the bride and seven bridesmaids.

    Schneiderman said that in 2010, Vega, then living in Montgomery, claimed she had just a few months to live and wanted a "dream wedding" to Michael O'Connell, father of her year-old daughter.

    Her cause spread quickly around the mid-Hudson region, helped by a story in the Times Herald Record. The newspaper said Vega showed a reporter what she said was a doctor's letter confirming the diagnosis.

    Vega and O'Connell were married in May 2010. Four months later, O'Connell expressed suspicions to the newspaper, saying he believed the doctor's letter was fake. Vega said she hadn't lied. One of the charges in the indictment says Vega was in possession of a forged document.

    The couple divorced, but the Times Herald Record reported Tuesday that O'Connell said they had been living together again in Virginia and had a second child.

    "She's a good mom," he said. "I want my kids to have their mother back."

    If convicted of fraud or grand larceny, Vega could be sentenced 16 months to four years in prison on each of six counts.


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    Her they can arrest, but any of the Wall Street folks? That's just bidness and the risk you take for buying a house or investing in the market. K gotcha.
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    Jessica Vega, 25, has been indicted on charges of fraud and grand larceny for falsely claiming she was dying of leukemia and excepting generous donations towards her wedding.

    I just stopped reading when I saw that....
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    Professionally written, undoubtedly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    Jessica Vega, 25, has been indicted on charges of fraud and grand larceny for falsely claiming she was dying of leukemia and excepting generous donations towards her wedding.

    I just stopped reading when I saw that....
    Exactly!! What in the world!!
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    I guess an intern wrote it?

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    Acceptional writing skills.
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    Here's another story regarding this without the grammatical errors. There's a special place in hell for this wench:

    N.Y. bride accused of faking cancer | The Columbus Dispatch

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Strangers donated the beautifully embroidered wedding dress, the rings, the honeymoon time share in Aruba. They acted quickly, too, because the bride was dying of cancer. Or so she said.

    The state attorney general’s office announced yesterday that Jessica Vega, 25, has been indicted on charges of fraud and grand larceny for getting her dream wedding by falsely claiming that she was dying of leukemia.

    “By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community’s hearts and minds, and profited off of their generosity,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “ Our office will hold this individual accountable for fleecing the public through lies and deception.”

    Vega, formerly of Montgomery, N.Y., was arrested in Virginia on April 3, extradited to New York and arraigned in Orange County Court in Goshen, N.Y., on Friday. She pleaded not guilty.

    The Nu-Cavu restaurant in Wallkill, N.Y., was the reception site and donated wine and food worth more than $1,000. Part-owner Carmela Vitolo-Gelsomine said, “We tried to do the best we could for her. We thought she was in a situation where she needed help.”

    A boutique donated the wedding dress, and a woman volunteered to do hair and makeup for the bride and seven bridesmaids.

    Schneiderman said that in 2010, Vega claimed she had just a few months to live and wanted a dream wedding to Michael O’Connell, the father of her year-old daughter.

    Her cause spread quickly, helped by a story in the Times Herald Record in Middletown saying Vega showed a reporter a doctor’s letter confirming the diagnosis. Vega said she planned to leave letters to her daughter that the girl could open on such occasions as her prom or graduation.

    Vega and O’Connell were married in May 2010. Four months later, O’Connell told the newspaper that he suspected the doctor’s letter was fake. Vega said she hadn’t lied.

    The couple divorced, but the Times Herald Record reported yesterday that they are living together again in Virginia and had a second child. “She’s a good mom,” O’Connell said. “I want my kids to have their mother back."

    If convicted of fraud or grand larceny, Vega could be sentenced to 16 months to four years in prison on each of six counts.

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    Anyone who lies about having cancer is a cunt, pure and simple.

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    so, even the "husband/father" didn't know she was lying? did he marry her because she was dying? ick. this story is full of the nasties!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    Anyone who lies about having cancer is a cunt, pure and simple.
    Quoted for truth! Getting cancer isn't harsh enough for someone who has lied about having it.....

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    One of my grandfathers died of cancer and I've had other people close to me who have suffered from it, so when I hear stories like this of someone faking it, I just want to throttle them. And then her stupid ass did it for money and gifts. How can you sleep at night doing something so callous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
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    I can't figure out how her family wasn't aware that she was lying about this.

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