More charges laid in fake cancer scheme - Macleans.ca

More charges laid in fake cancer scheme

Ashley Kirilow could face up to 14 years in prison

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Ashley Kirilow, the Burlington woman who admitted to faking cancer in order to collect thousands of dollars for a bogus charity, is now facing three new fraud charges, bringing that to a total of six counts of fraud under $5,000 and one count of fraud over $5,000. Though the details of the charges are still vague, Kirilow’s lawyer, Brendan Neil, said they relate to three new complainants against Kirilow’s admitted cancer-fraud scheme. The 23-year-old woman is expected to return to court Tuesday, where she will likely plead guilty to all charges. According to the Criminal Code of Canada, the lesser fraud charges carry a penalty of up to two years in prison, while the more serious charge could lead to 14 years imprisonment.

Toronto Star

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