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| name        = Kristen Clougherty
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'''Kristen Clougherty''' was an [[American]] women who pretended to be cancer victim.<ref name=DontBelieve/>
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Supporters organized the [[First Annual Kristen Clougherty 5K Run/Walk]] to raise funds for her.<ref name=Chicago1999-09-22/>
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Supporters were reported to have raised
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$50,000, intended to help pay her medical expenses.
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Clouherty spent the funds on personal items and services, including a new car, [[liposuction]] and [[artificial breasts]].
  
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Clougherty maintained her charade for two years, before getting caught.<ref name=Upi2000-11-01/>  She even went so far as shaving he head so she could claim she lost her hair due to cancer therapy.
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Clougherty underwent a psychiatric evaluation before she stood trial.<ref name=IrishEchoA/>
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She was sentenced on November 1, 2000, with the judge calling her crime ''"breathtaking in its callousness"''.<ref name=Upi2000-11-01/>  She received a suspended sentence of two years.<ref name=Latimes2000-11-02/>  She has to repay all the funds and undergo 300 hours of community service.
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On May 24, 2001, Clougherty was arrested for serving as the getaway driver in an armed robbery.<ref name=southcoasttoday2001-05-24/>
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| title      = Woman who faked cancer arrested
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| quote      = Clougherty allegedly drove the getaway car in the February 2000 robbery on Quincy Shore Drive, during which a station attendant was hit with a tire iron, police said.
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| title      = Woman who faked cancer sentenced
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| title      = South Boston woman who claimed cancer is indicted
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| quote      = Among those who befriended Clougherty and helped to organize the June fund-raiser in Dorchester was State Rep. Martin Walsh, who is himself a cancer survivor. He told the Echo last Friday that he and most people in South Boston and Dorchester have little sympathy for Clougherty. <!-- {{'}}There’s a lot of anger toward her, that she could actually do something like this,{{'}} he said. {{'}}We’re having another fund-raiser right now for a little boy who is very sick, and to think that someone could do this is a real shame. The Irish-American community came out big time for her as they usually do in these kinds of situations. It’s disgusting what she’s done.{{'}} -->
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| title      = Woman Fakes Cancer for Cash, Gets Probation
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| quote      = A woman who pretended to have cancer and bilked friends, neighbors and family members out of more than $43,000 was sentenced to two years’ probation. Kristen Clougherty, 25, pleaded guilty to larceny and was ordered to repay the money and perform 300 hours of community service.
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| title      = Cancer Fundraiser A Hoax, Officials Say
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| date        = 1999-09-22
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| quote      = A woman claiming to have ovarian cancer raised thousands of dollars for cancer research and then used the money to buy herself a car and have liposuction, prosecutors said Tuesday.
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| title      = Don't Believe It!: How Lies Becomes News
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Latest revision as of 17:17, 23 January 2022

Kristen Clougherty
Born 1975
Nationality USA

Kristen Clougherty was an American women who pretended to be cancer victim.[1] Supporters organized the First Annual Kristen Clougherty 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for her.[2] Supporters were reported to have raised $50,000, intended to help pay her medical expenses. Clouherty spent the funds on personal items and services, including a new car, liposuction and artificial breasts.

Clougherty maintained her charade for two years, before getting caught.[3] She even went so far as shaving he head so she could claim she lost her hair due to cancer therapy.

Clougherty underwent a psychiatric evaluation before she stood trial.[4]

She was sentenced on November 1, 2000, with the judge calling her crime "breathtaking in its callousness".[3] She received a suspended sentence of two years.[5] She has to repay all the funds and undergo 300 hours of community service.

On May 24, 2001, Clougherty was arrested for serving as the getaway driver in an armed robbery.[6]

References

  1. Alexandra Kitty. "Don't Believe It!: How Lies Becomes News". Archived from the original on 2020-12-24. https://web.archive.org/web/20201224120554/https://books.google.ca/books?id=pK75VHaQRK0C&pg=PT215&lpg=PT215&dq=%22Kristen+Clougherty%22+cancer&source=bl&ots=NRN1Fg-IHH&sig=oEuGQKWrWoFA73YEiyWkLewe08g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uve3UeD1FMfTqQHhiID4DQ&redir_esc=y. Retrieved 2013-05. 
  2. "Cancer Fundraiser A Hoax, Officials Say". Boston: Chicago Tribune. 1999-09-22. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1999-09-22/news/9909220149_1_ovarian-cancer-research-fund-fundraising-alleged. Retrieved 2013-06-12. "A woman claiming to have ovarian cancer raised thousands of dollars for cancer research and then used the money to buy herself a car and have liposuction, prosecutors said Tuesday." 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Woman who faked cancer sentenced". United Press International (Boston, MA). 2000-11-01. https://www.upi.com/Archives/2000/11/01/Woman-who-faked-cancer-sentenced/7549973054800/. Retrieved 2020-12-24. 
  4. Jim Smith. "South Boston woman who claimed cancer is indicted". Irish Echo (Boston, MA). Archived from the original on 2020-12-24. https://web.archive.org/web/20201224122215/https://www.irishecho.com/2011/02/south-boston-woman-who-claimed-cancer-is-indicted-2/. Retrieved 2020-12-24. "Among those who befriended Clougherty and helped to organize the June fund-raiser in Dorchester was State Rep. Martin Walsh, who is himself a cancer survivor. He told the Echo last Friday that he and most people in South Boston and Dorchester have little sympathy for Clougherty." 
  5. "Woman Fakes Cancer for Cash, Gets Probation". Los Angeles Times (Boston, MA). 2000-11-02. Archived from the original on 2020-12-24. https://web.archive.org/web/20201224123115/https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2000-nov-02-mn-45918-story.html. Retrieved 2020-12-24. "A woman who pretended to have cancer and bilked friends, neighbors and family members out of more than $43,000 was sentenced to two years’ probation. Kristen Clougherty, 25, pleaded guilty to larceny and was ordered to repay the money and perform 300 hours of community service." 
  6. "Woman who faked cancer arrested". Associated Press (Quincy, MA). 2001-95-24. Archived from the original on 2020-12-24. https://web.archive.org/web/20201224130050/https://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20010524/news/305249955. Retrieved 2020-12-24. "Clougherty allegedly drove the getaway car in the February 2000 robbery on Quincy Shore Drive, during which a station attendant was hit with a tire iron, police said."