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Calgary woman charged with fraud, allegedly faked cancer diagnosis

Last Updated May 22, 2018 at 12:20 pm MDT

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.