Mechanicsburg woman accused of faking cancer

URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Mechanicsburg woman is accused of stealing money by claiming she has cancer.

A Champaign County grand jury indicted Heather Gaus, 34, on theft and receiving stolen property charges.

The Urbana Citizen reports that she took money donated to her during a benefit to help her in her battle against cancer.

The indictment also indicates that a web site was set up for people to donate.

An exact amount of money was not released, but the indictment says it was between $1,000 and $7,500.

Gaus is scheduled for arraignment May 20. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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