San Jose: Woman who faked cancer to raise funds pleads guilty to wire fraud

SAN JOSE – A 36-year-old Gilroy woman has pleaded guilty to soliciting funds to help pay for cancer treatments she never needed or received, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

On Tuesday, Amanda Christine Riley pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud.

According to a plea agreement, Riley admitted that in September 2012, when she was living in San Jose, she “devised and executed a plan to obtain money from donors by falsely claiming she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

“Riley acknowledged her intent was to deceive people into believing she had cancer and, in doing so, convince them to

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