Phoenix, AZ – A woman found a rather curious way to fund her breast implant operation: pretending to have cancer. The accused woman, who apparently lied about the disease to raise money for plastic surgery, was sentenced Wednesday to one year in jail.
As part of a plea agreement, 27-year-old Jami Lynn Toler will get three years probation and must pay restitution as well, according to The Arizona Republic. According to prosecutors, the woman lied to family, friends, and co-workers at Hallmark Hospice that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and that she couldn’t afford the double mastectomy and breast reconstructive surgery needed to save her life.
Her mother made a website in 2011 for donations, and police say that people donated more than $8,000 to the “get Jami fake boobs” cause.
Well, medical records obtained by police showed that Toler didn’t have cancer, and her workplace became suspicious when she didn’t provide a medical note for her leave. Toler paid a doctor $5,800 in cash for her breast augmentation surgery, which was performed on November 5.
“It’s a form of betrayal,” said Carmen Klemis, the executive director of Hallmark Hospice.
Toler’s defense team say that she feels self-loathing and disappointment in the aftermath of her deception and that she understands the damage her crime caused, according to WPTV. They said that she would work hard to repay the money (if she still has her job).
“I am so sorry for violating the trust placed in me and so sorry for what I did,” Toler said at her sentencing.
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