Some people in this world are just disturbing. Jessica Vega is one of these people. She decided to tell everyone she had terminal leukemia in order to take full advantage of their sympathies and donations, so that she could have a dream wedding. Her dress and rings were all donated by people in the community who felt sorry for her situation and wanted her to have a beautiful wedding.
She was charged with six felonies and a misdemeanor. Now, she is out of jail because she was given time served. She spent 2 months in jail. She was forced to pay back monies given to her, and she apologized. She also agreed to do community service.
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This piece of filth needs to seek some professional treatment as well. Stories of people faking illness for the purposes of sympathy make me cringe but, this woman wanted more than sympathy, she wanted a wedding, and she was willing to lie to anyone in order to con people so that she could get what she wanted. This is extreme narcissism and fake apologies are just not going to cut it.
I'm sure she is sorry...she got caught!
Vega also was sentenced to five years of probation and must do 300 hours of community service while undergoing mental health treatment.
She was living in Montgomery, 60 miles north of NYC, when she began the scam, which picked up steam when a newspaper did a story on her.
Residents of the area, touched by her claim to be dying of leukemia, had donated her dress, the wedding rings, an Aruba time-share and more.
Sometime after the 2010 wedding, the groom, Michael O’Connell, went to the newspaper with questions about Vega’s story, and they divorced.
Police investigated and Vega was arrested in early April in Virginia, where she was surprisingly again living with O’Connell and their two kids.
The judge said he doubted that Vega was the sole perpetrator of the scam. O’Connell said afterward he had "absolutely nothing" to do with it.
Not sure I'm believing this either. The husband claims he had nothing to do with it but, apparently he forgave her? It seems to me he was probably in on this scam as well. Why would you even consider having your children around this woman ever again?