Jami Toler, Phoenix woman, accused of pretending to have breast cancer to have her breasts augmented
MESA, AZ -- A woman faked having breast cancer so she could have her breasts augmented, according to Mesa, Arizona police.
Last August, Jami Toler, 27, of Phoenix told her co-workers at Hallmark Hospice that she had been diagnosed with the disease.
She claimed she was going to need a double mastectomy and then have her breasts reconstructed, court records state.
Toler said the surgeries were going to cost around $8,000 and asked her friends and family to help raise the funds.
Investigators say her loved-ones held fundraisers and raised the money, which was then deposited into a bank account.
It was only when Toler returned to work and couldn’t provide a doctor’s note for her medical leave that the staff became suspicious, said Carmen Klemis, the executive director of Hallmark Hospice.
“It’s a form of betrayal,” Klemis said.
Investigators examined her medical records which that did not indicate any form of cancer, but confirmed her breast augmentation.
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