January 19, 2012

Jennifer Stover - Jailed After Faking Cancer, Collecting $30,000 In Cancer Donations

Wheat Ridge, Colorado (The Weekly Vice) - Jennifer Risa Stover, a 35-year-old Wheat Ridge woman was jailed Tuesday after she allegedly pocketed more than $30,000 in donations for cancer treatments she never required..

According to police, Stover reportedly told co-workers at the Metro Hospice that she was diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing "experimental cancer treatments".

She also authorized a co-worker to solicit funds for help with her cancer treatment and expenses and collected more than $30,000 in donations from 16 good Samaritans between January 2010 and April 2011.

Investigators say in 2008, Stover was employed at the Collier Hospice. Former co-workers stated that she had told them that she had some sort of a cyst and missed a lot of work because of her alleged illness. Detectives determined that she had never been diagnosed with cancer and didn't require cancer treatment.

Stover was booked into the Jefferson County Jail and charged with theft of $20,000 or more and charitable fraud.She was released after posting $5,000 bond.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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