A woman accused of faking cancer to get charity money surrendered to authorities after the alleged fraud was reported by the Springfield News Sun.
Michelle Mundy, 38, voluntarily turned herself in to Springfield police Thursday afternoon and she was arrested on suspicion of theft, according to Springfield Chief Stephen Moody.
Mundy is expected to be arraigned today.
Mundy received cash from fundraisers held to benefit cancer patients at her employer, the Ohio Masonic Home, and other venues, according to police records.
Mundy admitted to her employer that she lied about suffering from stage 4 lymphoma because she needed the money.
The Masonic Home filed a complaint stating that Mundy has claimed she had the disease since January.
A Masonic Home official said Mundy, 38, resigned Friday after 13 years, most recently working as a resident assessment coordinator.
Several area fundraising events were held for Mundy.
An article posted online by Buckeye Music Magazine about a fundraiser held March 9 called “United We Jam Against Cancer” says 11 tumors were found in Mundy’s “soft tissue, bones, organs, abs and some attached to the bones of the ribs.” It says Mundy’s medication expenses were about $1,500 a month.
Employees at Bogey’s Bar & Grill on Springfield Xenia Road said at least two fundraisers were held at their venue.
It’s unclear how much money Mundy received from the various fundraisers.