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    Default Prom Queen arrested after faking cancer and raking in $17k in donations

    Texas prom queen arrested for allegedly faking cancer, raising $17,000

    By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow – 4 hrs ago.. .


    Angie Gomez has been accused of faking cancer
    (Image credit: El Paso Times)

    A Texas prom queen whose fellow students donated more than $17,000 to her charity has been arrested and accused of faking cancer.

    ABC affiliate KVIA reports that 19-year-old Angie Gomez faces a felony charge and is being held on a $50,000 bond after being arrested on Friday. She is charged with starting a fake charity after falsely claiming to be suffering from leukemia.

    Her fellow students donated to the "Achieve the Dream Foundation," which Gomez set up. She was also treated to her own prom by Da Vinci High School after missing the school's prom due to her alleged illness. That same month, police received an allegation that Gomez did not actually appear to be ill.

    A subsequent investigation found that Gomez had never been a patient at the hospitals where she claimed to have been receiving treatment.

    Her attorney Sheldon Myers says Gomez had "good intentions" for the money and did, in fact, suffer from health problems as a child.

    In January 2011, Gomez told her classmates that she had six months to live after being diagnosed with leukemia. The El Paso Times reported that the $17,000 in donations included checks, gift cards and in-kind donations.

    "She has a real soft spot for people that suffer from those types of diseases, and that's why she was trying to get money for them," Myers said. He added that the $50,000 bond means that Gomez isn't likely to be released from jail.

    "She's not really happy, jail is not a pleasant place especially for a young lady like her who has never been in a place like that," Myers said.
    Texas prom queen arrested for allegedly faking cancer, raising $17,000 | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News

    What the fuck is wrong with people? Faking serious illness to pad your own wallet is evil at worst and inviting seriously bad karma at best.

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    desperate need for attention. Munchausen syndrome.

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    All these people who fake cancer should be punished with Chemo & radiation treatments...
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    Disgusting. No excuse, none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seapharris7 View Post
    All these people who fake cancer should be punished with Chemo & radiation treatments...
    at the very least...
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    come on you guys! She was doing this for a good reason! Her attorney says: "She has a real soft spot for people that suffer from those types of diseases, and that's why she was trying to get money for them,"
    Kill him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    come on you guys! She was doing this for a good reason! Her attorney says: "She has a real soft spot for people that suffer from those types of diseases, and that's why she was trying to get money for them,"
    Suckup! You are just after her tiara.
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    If I see this bitch, Ima whoop that ass and shove her tiara straight up her lying, little thieving, dirtbag ASS! which really just means: I wouldn't wear anything this trifling piece of shit has put her dirty little shit-scratchers on!
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    The last sentence just slays me. It's fucking jail, you aren't supposed to be happy in there, and it isn't supposed to be a nice place.
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    If that's her in the pic I can see why she'd have to fake cancer to get a prom queen crown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    If I see this bitch, Ima whoop that ass and shove her tiara straight up her lying, little thieving, dirtbag ASS! which really just means: I wouldn't wear anything this trifling piece of shit has put her dirty little shit-scratchers on!
    Vouch all this and damn but you have a way with words lol
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    Ok, the question that wasn't addressed in the article: where the hell were her PARENTS? Did they not know what was going on? A special Prom just for her? Did they think that was normal? She allegedly missed the real prom because she was 'sick' but really, they didn't question any of this? She could have hid the $$ from them, but people TALK and I find it hard to believe that neighbors or other family, close friends hadn't heard about this and said something to the parents????? The fuck??

    And yea, she's bordering on LeAnn ugly--both inside and out.
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    Her parents were probably in on it.

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    or her parents didn't really notice her existence

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