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Horizon Teen Accused of Faking Cancer for Donations

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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.

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im sorry to say but the news is hungry for news and would say anything just to get more news . they need to do more research before they start talking

All I have to say is that KARMA came back to bite her. So pathetic!

Leukimia is one of those diseases that you can't tell if a person is sick. Other's include cancer,diabetis,lupus and so on. As far as this young lady is concerned, the question is, what was she doing with the money? Was she keeping it for selfish reasons, or was it really going to a leukimia foundation? I recall as a young boy we were often asked to help on a food drive by our school. All be were given was a paperbag that had the words "GoodWill" written on it. Who knows where the goods went to?

18 years old huh? Try and Fry her like an adult, sentence and fine her to the max, and have her do hundreds of hours of community service in a terminally ill ward of some hospital. and no I dont want to hear from some bleeding heart religious nutcase quoting scripture of why she did this and why we should pray for her!!!

L.O.S.E.R.....!

HOW HORRIBLE,SO YOUNG AND STUPID!!! I REALLY HOPE THE LAW GIVES YOU TIME IN JAIL JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE THAT COMMITS FRAUD. I WONDER WHAT WILL TURN OUT OF YOU ONCE YOU GET TO AN OLDER AGE ??? MMMMMMMMM PROBLALY, BACK IN JAIL... :( DON'T CRY NOW SWEETIE !! TOO BAD SO SAD !!! I REALLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU NEVER MESS UP AGAIN IT WILL NOT TAKE YOU KNOWHERE GOOD.

How is it that you have footage of her and her mission from May 26?.... Guess you guys(KTSM) aren't doing your homework before running stories.

Shame on this station and all the others for not verifying any of her story.

This is a horrible situation! So many innocent people lost money thinking they were doing a good deed. I have seen the foundation shirts and pens and there are phone numbers for the Founder and CEO on them. Why can't anyone get ahold of either one to ask them about the situation. I wish I had a shirt or pen on hand so I could put those numbers out for the public. All of this makes me sick! Something has to be done about this scam! You reap what you sow!

how could you fake having cancer thats just wrong if you need money then get it the right way and even if you werent lying you wouldnt be being accused of fraud. it kills me because the people that are actually suffering from cancer arent getting the money that they need for treatment!! you disgust me!!! how do you sleep at night???

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