Horizon Teen Accused of Faking Cancer for Donations
POSTED: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:53am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 6:56pm
EL PASO – The Horizon City Police Department is seeking any information regarding individuals or businesses that may have donated money or assisted Angie Gomez or her foundation.
Anyone who has donated to 18-year-old Gomez or her foundation or has information about this investigation is asked to please contact Detectives Walden or Medina of the Horizon City Police Department at 915-852-1047.
Gomez started the “Achieve the Dream” foundation and conducted many fundraisers in the El Paso area. It is alleged that Ms. Gomez stated that she had been diagnosed with leukemia as a young child and still battles the disease today although allegedly Gomez does not have, nor has ever had leukemia or any form of cancer.
Several members of the community have donated money to Gomez and her foundation. Subsequent to these donations, it has been alleged that Gomez has shown no signs of being ill, which raised suspicion.