Phoenix woman faked cancer to get implants

By Updated at 2012-05-04 20:29:17 +0000


PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has been charged with fraud and theft after authorities say she told people she had cancer and needed treatment so she could get money from them to buy breast implants.

Police reports filed in Maricopa County Superior Court say 27-year-old Jamie Lynn Toler told her former boss she needed a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction and was uninsured. She also told the tale to her mother and grandparents.

Authorities say Toler helped organize fundraisers and collected more than $8,000 beginning in September.

Medical records obtained by Mesa police show she didn't have cancer and paid a plastic surgeon with the cash.

Toler was arrested Wednesday and released on electronic monitoring Thursday after a brief initial court appearance.

A telephone message left for Toler by The Associated Press on Friday wasn't immediately returned.