Woman Pleads Guilty After Raising Money for Fake Cancer

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) -

A 34-year-old Michigan woman who received more than $30,000 through a GoFundMe fundraising campaign after falsely claiming she had cancer faces up to 15 years in prison.

Candace Streng pleaded guilty Friday in a Livingston County courtroom to larceny by false pretenses. She will be sentenced Oct. 4.

Nearly 400 people donated, thinking they were helping to pay Streng’s medical expenses. The account was deactivated earlier this year following an investigation by Brighton police.

Streng paid more than $19,000 Friday toward restitution owed to people who donated money. She still owes more than $30,000 in restitution.