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Police: woman faked illness to get money

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By: Jenn Hatcher
jhatcher@klkntv.com

She said she had cancer and many people believed her, but officials say it was all a lie.

Police arrested 31–year–old April Nesslein Wednesday.

They say she told church and community members she was suffering from cancer, a brain tumor and only had months to live. 

Officer Katie Flood says, "During the investigation several medical evaluations show that she does not nor never had any documented type of cancer."

The affidavit says Nesslein received approximately $11,888.39 in monetary benefits, including; rent payments, purchases of new furniture, groceries, clothing and other household items.

Nesslein appeared in court Thursday and was charged with Theft by Deception.

Her next court appearance is April 14th.

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