You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Woman accused of cancer scam turns self in


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.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

Report: Florida city among most roach-infested in the U.S.
Report: Florida city among most roach-infested in the U.S.

It’s not only Zika that Floridians have to worry about, after one city made the list as the third most cockroach-infested place in the U.S.  >> Read more trending stories  According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami ranked as the third-highest city to have these crawling critters out of the 25...
On day one of his presidency, Donald Trump signs his first executive order
On day one of his presidency, Donald Trump signs his first executive order

Just before Friday’s Inaugural Ball, President Donald Trump signed his first executive order, directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of Obamacare.” >> Read more trending stories  Trump didn’t elaborate on the details of the order but did sign it in the Oval Office as one of his first acts as...
Vigil for shooting victim ‘just us staying strong, supporting the family’
Vigil for shooting victim ‘just us staying strong, supporting the family’

The tight-knit West-Liberty Salem community came out tonight to support each other and the victim of this morning’s school shooting. "It's just us staying strong, supporting the family," said eighth-grader Montgomery Leach, who was among those who attended the prayer vigil at Quest Community Church on South Street in West Liberty. The...
West Liberty school shooting rocks tight-knit community
West Liberty school shooting rocks tight-knit community

A shooting in West Liberty-Salem High School on Friday morning left one student critically injured and a tight-knit, rural community where most families know each other badly shaken. Logan Cole, a 16-year-old high school junior, remained in Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus in the pediatric intensive care unit after sustaining more than...
Inauguration 2017: Local students react to Trump, D.C.
Inauguration 2017: Local students react to Trump, D.C.

It was an exhausting but historic day for students from southwest Ohio high schools who came to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Students from Oakwood High School, Springfield High School and Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati are traveling on the same bus this weekend through Washington, D.C. “I prefer not to pick a side...
More Stories