A Green Twp. woman accused of faking cancer for financial gain was indicted on a felony theft charge Tuesday by the Clark County grand jury.
Michelle S. Mundy, 37, of 3381 Hustead Road, turned herself in at Springfield police headquarters earlier this month after being accused of receiving money from several fundraisers that were held to help pay for her treatments.
Her former employer, the Ohio Masonic Home, filed a police report alleging a theft in connection with fundraisers it held for her. Mundy resigned after 13 years at the Ohio Masonic Home when confronted with questions about her health.
Mundy admitted to company officials she lied about suffering from Stage 4 lymphoma because she was looking for attention.
Two fundraisers for her were held at Bogey’s Bar & Grill on Springfield Xenia Road, according to employees there.
Springfield police earlier this month tracked down $5,750 reportedly donated in 2012 and 2013.
The alleged ruse was uncovered in late April when her Masonic Home co-workers went to surprise her at Greene Memorial Hospital, where she said she was receiving treatment. Mundy wasn’t there, according to police.
Her husband, Joseph “Matt” Mundy, a South Vienna police officer, has not been charged in the case. Investigators believe he didn’t know she doesn’t have cancer, according to court documents.
He was initially placed on unpaid administrative leave, but has since been reinstated and returned to work.
If convicted, she could face up to two years in prison.
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