A 30-year-old Calgary woman has been charged with fraud after carrying out several fundraising initiatives claiming she had cancer.
The Calgary Police Service says it received a tip about an online group earlier this month that had been allegedly set up to promote a raffle to help with healthcare costs related to a cancer diagnosis.
Police said, after an investigation, medical records showed she did not have cancer.
It was also determined that the advertised raffle prize of two $8,000 WestJet gift certificates was false and no raffle license had been applied for through the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.
The raffle had raised $10,000.
The suspect also created a GoFundMe campaign, which raised approximately $6,800.
Krysta-Lyn Williams is charged with one count of fraud over $5,000.