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GoFundMe scam hits home

A former Kelowna resident has been charged with fraud in connection with two fundraising scams.

Krysta-Lyn Williams, 30, who now lives in Calgary, has been charged with fraud over $5,000 after it was discovered she was attempting to raise funds, claiming she had cancer.

Calgary police say they were tipped off about an online raffle set up to assist with healthcare costs related to the bogus cancer diagnosis.

The raffle was for two $8,000 WestJet gift certificates.

Police investigators were able to determine Williams' medical records did not show a diagnosis of cancer, and that the raffle prize was false.

The raffle raised $10,000, while a corresponding GoFundMe campaign raised about $6,800.



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