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Brunswick woman arrested for claiming she had cancer, funds raised

(Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office have arrested a woman for obtaining property by means of false pretense. Reports say the woman claimed she had cancer, when in fact she did not.

According to BCSO the incident happened on November 15, 2015.

Lisa Carol Yates, 45, told the victim she had cancer and asked if they could provide a cancer benefit for her. Reports say the suspect did not have cancer and was capable of supporting herself. The value was $3,900, according to reports. 

Yates is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Center Facility under a $100,500 bond. 

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