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Police: Thousands raised for woman who faked cancer



SMITHTON, Pa. - Thousands of dollars was raised for a woman who said she had cancer and other illnesses, but police said she was faking it.

Mindy Taylor, 35, originally of Smithton, was indicted on theft charges in Ohio, where she now lives.

Police said Taylor faked three illnesses to raise money for cosmetic laser treatments and to pay off personal debt.

Authorities said folks donated more than $21,000 to help Taylor.  $7,000 was raised at a dinner in Smithton.

Police believe she acted alone.  They also said she lied to her parents.