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Woman alleged to have faked cancer, heart condition, charged with fraud

Staff of the FunFlex Playcare Childcare Centre are shown in this undated handout photo. The owner of a Calgary daycare says he feels betrayed after one of his employees was charged with lying about having heart problems and cancer so she could take in thousands of dollars in donations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Marc St. Germain
January 22, 2014 - 1:06 PM

CALGARY - A Calgary woman is being accused of faking having fatal medical conditions to take in thousands of dollars in donations.

Police allege that between December 2012 and June 2013, a woman told her employer and people she worked with that she had a fatal heart condition and Stage 4 breast cancer.

The woman allegedly provided a fraudulent doctor's note to her employer.

Her co-workers and employer held fundraisers for her, which brought in $20,000.

In the summer, someone went to police about the woman's claims.

Lana Rovang, who is 32, is charged with fraud and uttering a forged document.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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