Woman Fakes Cancer, Gets Thousands, Is Arrested



Lincoln Police arrested a woman for allegedly manipulating around $11,000 in donations, after claiming to be fighting cancer and having three months to live.  Officer Katie Flood says 31-year-old April Nesslein started to give fake medical claims last September and October.  She says Nesslein apparently got donations from churches and other individuals to help pay for her rent, new furniture, groceries, new clothes and other household items.Flood says Nesslein was arrested for theft by deception.


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