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Teenage prom queen arrested after pretending she had cancer to raise $17,000



A prom queen who raised $17,000 after convincing her hometown she was dying of leukaemia has been arrested.

Nineteen-year-old Angie Gomez, from west Texas, told concerned friends, family and even her fiancé she had just six months to live, and the community rallied around her with offers of support.

A police investigation led to the teen's arrest at her place of work on Friday, on a charge of theft-by-deception.

Charged: Angie Gomez, 19, is accused of scamming $17,000 from members of her community by faking cancer

According to the El Paso Times, Gomez was jailed and her bond set at $50,000.

Gomez is said to have told her classmates at Horizon City High, about 20 miles east of El Paso, that she was terminally ill in January 2011

Added: Apr-22-2012 Occurred On: Apr-21-2012
By: Zipper10
Regional News
Tags: Teenage, prom, queen, arrested, pretending, Cancer,
Location: West, Texas, United States (load item map)
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