Teen Who Faked Cancer Faces Trial
POSTED: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 7:51am
UPDATED: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 8:41am
EL PASO - The jury trial is scheduled to start today for the Horizon City teen accused of creating a cancer foundation and scamming people out of thousands of dollars.
Angie Gomez raised about $17,000 for a foundation called Achieve the Dream after she told her community that she only had six months to live.
Police say the foundation Gomez started took money from people who thought they were donating to a girl dying from leukemia.
The problem was Angie Gomez never had the disease or any other type of cancer.
It was a local youth group leader who let Gomez live with her who called police after she found out that none of the medications Angie was taking were actually for treating cancer.
The trial starts this morning at the county courthouse downtown, watch Newschannel 9 at 5:00 p.m. for the latest.