Mother accused of pretending that her five-year-old daughter has terminal cancer to collect GoFundMe donations is hit with a number of new charges
- The 36-year-old mother from Brisbane claimed that her daughter had a fatal brain tumor
- She took her to the hospital several times, but was released because she was not sick
- Police say the five-year-old girl did not have any illness
- The woman, who cannot be named, reportedly grossed $ 2,190 in crowdfunding
- She had previously been tried in September for torture and three fraudulent offenses
A mother accused of pretending to have her five-year-old daughter as having terminal cancer to receive donations and gifts from GoFundMe was charged with eight new allegations of fraud.
The Brisbane woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reportedly grossed crowdfunding handouts worth $ 2,190 after lying about her daughter with a 15-cm aggressive brain tumor.
Police say the 36-year-old founded a Facebook group claiming her daughter had only months to live.
She appeared before Magistrates Court in Brisbane on Monday for new allegations that she had received money, gifts, and adventure experiences from her fraudulent allegations.
She had previously been tried in September for torture and three fraudulent offenses.
The Brisbane woman reportedly raised $ 2,190 in GoFundMe donations after lying about her daughter, who had a 15 cm aggressive brain tumor (archive image)
The woman had taken the little girl to the hospital several times this year to undergo MRI scans.
She even called home for an ambulance and claimed that her daughter had seizures.
However, the child was released by the hospital staff after finding that it was healthy.
The new fraud allegedly took place in Regents Park, Cannon Hill, Lowood, Kholo and Main Beach between July and September this year, the Courier Mail reported.
Her accusations include dishonestly gaining the benefit of an emergency service event, including a gift and entertainment in isolation.
The police also claim that they have dishonestly started a charity event and raised $ 670 for themselves and another $ 2,500.
Several Gold Coast organizations also helped check off her daughter's bucket list, which included helicopter, truck, and motorcycle rides, as well as $ 3,666 cash.
In September, the Queensland police claimed that the woman's treatment of her daughter was tortured because she believed she had a brain tumor.
The police became involved after the child was often absent from school.
Police officers claim the girl was removed from school after the mother was asked to produce medical certificates to explain her absence.
Police said the allegations of fraud relate to the woman telling people that her child has cancer and misleading people to get financial benefits.
The woman received bail for the eight new charges.
She will appear in court on November 27 and December for her previous charges.
The 36-year-old woman appeared before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday for new allegations that she had received money, gifts, and adventure experiences from her fraudulent claims
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