More charges laid in fake cancer scheme -

More charges laid in fake cancer scheme

Ashley Kirilow could face up to 14 years in prison


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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