Sentencing set for NY bride who faked cancer

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - Sentencing is set for Wednesday for an
upstate New York woman who admits she faked having cancer to con
donors into paying for her wedding and Caribbean honeymoon.
Jessica Vega isn't likely to do prison time, but court officials
say she'll have to repay $13,368 to her victims. She's been in
Orange County Jail since she pleaded guilty April 25.
Vega was living in Montgomery, 60 miles north of New York City,
when she launched her scam. In 2010, she said she was dying of
leukemia and wanted a "dream wedding" to Michael O'Connell, the
father of her baby.
Donors gave rings, a wedding dress and other goods and services.
O'Connell later questioned the story and they divorced. Vega was
arrested April 3 in Virginia, where she was back with O'Connell.


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