NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman is accused of faking cancer to collect donations. Jennifer Hope Mikesell, of Northwood, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, theft, fraudulent practices and forgery.
Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call Tuesday from The Associated Press.READ MORE: No Injuries After Train Derailment In Plymouth
The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says Mikesell had said she was diagnosed with cancer and was receiving cancer treatments at Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester, Minnesota.READ MORE: George Floyd's Cause Of Death, Derek Chauvin's Force Will Be Keys At Trial
Iowa court records say Mayo has no record of Mikesell being diagnosed or treated there.
The court records say Mikesell received multiple donations of money, food and other supplies, as well as a bedroom makeover.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Man Struck And Killed While Changing Tire On South Dakota Highway
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