Cancer Con Artist Sentenced To 6 Years Probation
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)- The woman who pretended to have cancer to get money from a Colorado police charity has been sentenced to 6 years probation.
Julie Jane Martin was sentenced to probation, 90 days in jail and ordered to pay $10,425 in restitution on Friday. Martin, 38, pleaded guilty in October for conning the Cops Fighting Cancer Society out of more than $10,000.
Martin began conning the organization in 2009 and continued over the course of a 15-month period.
Martin claimed to have cancer, Leukemia, cervical cancer, spinal tumors, chest tumors and kidney tumors. She told foundation members that she was under going treatment in Colorado at one of the local hospitals.
The Cops Fighting Cancer foundation assisted Martin by paying for her lodging and airline tickets to go back and forth from her home in Portland, Ore. The foundation also paid for other health-related expenses.
Martin also participated in a foundation video showing real life cancer victims telling their stories about how they have been helped by the Cops Fighting Cancer foundation.