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21 Year Old Woman Fakes Devastating Illness to Fund Her Heroin Habit
Sadly there's nothing some people won't do to obtain money to supply their habit if they're addicted to drugs including fake a devastating illness that millions of people continue to struggle with or have died from. A twenty one year old woman from Long Island developed a strategy to fund her heroin addiction by faking inoperable cancer of the brain and bones.
Brittany Ozarowski scammed thousands of innocent donors including businesses out of thousands and thousands of dollars by leading them to believe she needed the money for treatment of chemo and radiation that she was unable to afford. Brittany's cancer scam included a personal website, flyers and donation jars. She then used the donations to fund her addiction to heroin.
According to nbcnewyork.com, a fund raiser was organized by a pet store owner named Liz Patricola, "a breast cancer survivor" herself. Brittany received thousands of dollars through donations, a fundraiser, and dinner dance, a personal gift of five thousand dollars from Tom O'Grady who organized the dinner dance and even by conning her grandmother out of $100,000.
Brittney's unthinkable cancer scam to feed her heroin habit netted thousands of dollars from the kindness, generosity and compassionate people she took advantage of before investigators were alerted by "the head of one local cancer charity".