WGIL News Audio: 7am News, Sports and Obits click HERE | For the latest WGIL news click HERE

Quad Cities Woman Sentenced in Fake Cancer Scam

WGIL Newsroom . State News 161

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A Quad Cities woman was sentenced to five years in prison for forgery after authorities say she lied about having cancer — even creating fake medical records — to swindle her boyfriend.

The (Moline) Dispatch reports Jennifer L. Pauley was sentenced Thursday. She’d pleaded guilty in February after authorities dropped other charges in the case.

Investigators say the 34-year-old created fake medical records and forged the signatures of area oncologists. She used her boyfriend’s personal information to open lines of credit and write checks under his name.

Police say Pauley never had cancer and used the money to support a drug habit.

All AP stories are Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

The following provision applies to all visitors (which shall include persons and representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons or digital engines of a kind that crawls, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores or transmits digital content). By accessing this Web site or digital service, you specifically acknowledge and agree that: (i) Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium; (ii) No Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use; (iii) The Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing; (iv) The Associated Press is an intended third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all rights and remedies available to it; and (v) The Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible unauthorized commercial use of AP materials or any portion thereof at any time.