Sentencing set for NY bride who faked cancer

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Sentencing is set for an upstate New York woman who admits she faked having cancer to con donors into paying for her wedding and Caribbean honeymoon.

This April 9, 2012 photo released by the Orange County Corrections Division via the Times Herald-Record of Middletown, N.Y. shows Jessica Vega. (AP Photo)

Sentencing is set for an upstate New York woman who admits she faked having cancer to con donors into paying for her wedding and Caribbean honeymoon.

Jessica Vega isn't likely to do prison time, but court officials say she'll have to repay $13,368 to her victims. She's been in Orange County Jail since she pleaded guilty April 25.

Vega was living in Montgomery, 60 miles north of New York City, when she launched her scam. In 2010, she said she was dying of leukemia and wanted a "dream wedding" to Michael O'Connell, the father of her baby.

Donors gave rings, a wedding dress and other goods and services. O'Connell later questioned the story and they divorced. Vega was arrested April 3 in Virginia, where she was back with O'Connell


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  • by meme Location: michigan on May 25, 2012 at 05:27 AM
    I wish she would get jail time or go thur chemo & radiation to see what us with cancer had to go thur, also shave her head for 4 month no hair and see how she feels
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2012 at 03:17 AM
    Well she did get a undream vacation, in the county jail. Do you really want to be married to a liar ? If she lied about this, what eles has she lied about ?That kid may not be yours.
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