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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.

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