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San Jose Woman Admits to Getting $100k in Online Donations for Bogus Illness

A 36-year-old San Jose resident pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud for soliciting donations from individuals to help her pay for cancer treatments she did not need nor received, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Amanda Christine Riley admitted to purposely deceiving people into thinking she had Hodgkin's lymphoma in order to receive monetary donations from 2013 to 2019. In 2012, Riley posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, along with a personal blog, to follow her fake journey in receiving cancer treatment.

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