Woman Accused Of Faking Son's Cancer To Receive Benefits

Dan Fastenberg
woman accused of faking son's cancer
woman accused of faking son's cancer

She's even alleged to have shaved her own son's head in the hopes of tricking everyone.

A 36-year-old English woman appeared in court Wednesday over charges she bilked insurers out of £100,000 (roughly $150,000). Her scheme is alleged to have centered on her 9-year-old son, whom the woman reportedly claimed had cancer in order to receive benefits. The names of the woman and her family will remain sealed throughout the course of the proceedings.