A Mariposa woman has been accused of taking more than $10,000 in donations by allegedly claiming she had stage 2 cancer and needed assistance over a period of 6-years.
Kellie Walker is a 28-year-old who currently resides in New Mexico.
In 2014, Walker allegedly began informing her family and friends that she had been diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer and that she would need to undergo treatment that she was unable to afford.
In response to her reported medical condition, her loved ones held fundraisers and benefits, in addition to reportedly setting up a bank account for monies collected for the purpose of helping Walker.
Some of the people involved in helping Walker with her physical care said that they took her to medical appointments, in addition to mailing letters to the people who gave her money to extend gratitude and update them on her condition.
Walker allegedly raked in over $10,000 in donations over the 6-year period, and when talking about treatment with some of her loved ones she reportedly said that she was forced to have some of her reproductive organs removed.
When Walker reportedly became pregnant last year, one of the people who believed she was unable to conceive notified the authorities and said they thought Walker was trying to falsify her cancer claims for profit.
The Fresno Sheriff’s Office began to look into the claims and felt that they had enough to substantiate charges against Walker for the allegations.
Last Thursday at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, detectives acting on an issued warrant found and placed Walker under arrest and booked her into the Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility.
Walker is expected to face charges for suspicion of grand theft, and theft by false pretense.
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