Woman Brought To Court After Lying About Having Terminal Cancer To Raise Money For Her Wedding 7 years ago

Woman Brought To Court After Lying About Having Terminal Cancer To Raise Money For Her Wedding

A woman in the UK has been brought to court after lying about terminal cancer to raise money for her wedding.

Danielle Watson had claimed that she had been diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer, telling her fiancé and family that she wanted to bring her wedding forward so she could marry before she lost her hair from chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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The then 21-year-old also claimed donations, freebies and cut-price deals for her upcoming wedding worth almost £10,000 before it emerged that she had undergone minor surgery for a treatable gynaecological condition and had never been diagnosed with cancer.

According to the Daily Mail, wedding planner Leigh Stewart gave Watson free help worth £1,100 and helped raise thousands more in donations, telling the court that she closed her business "partly due to what happened".

"It’s appalling, she affected my family, my life, my work. Not just me, lots of people. I think she needs help. It is not a logical mind that does that."

Watson, who is now pregnant with her second child, initially pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges but changed her plea to guilty on the first day of her trial and could now face a jail sentence.

Photos via Daily Mail