Attorney general: Woman faked cancer to raise $36K
NEWTOWN, Pa. — The attorney general says a Pennsylvania woman faked having cancer, and fooled her family, friends and others into raising more than $36,000.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Thursday that Danielle Kunkel, of Newtown, has agreed to repay the money raised under false pretenses, plus more than $13,000 in civil penalties and other fees.
That money will be distributed to cancer charities in Bucks County, where the woman lived.
The Associated Press could not immediately locate a listed phone for Kunkel who was not criminally charged. Instead, the office of the attorney general’s Charitable Trusts and Organizations Section sought a civil remedy.
Kane says Kunkel’s family held a dinner, dance, raffle and silent auction to raise money, and Kunkel solicited donations on the Pay It Forward For Danielle.com website.