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Texas prom queen who collected $17G arrested in fake cancer scam

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HORIZON CITY, TEXAS –  A Texas prom queen who raised more than $17,000 after telling classmates she was dying of cancer was arrested and charged with theft-by-deception.

Angie Gomez, 19, told her family, friends and fiance in January 2011 that she had six months to live after battling leukemia since childhood.

The Horizon City teen set up her own charity foundation, called “Achieve the Dream,” and raised $17,000 from fundraisers, checks, gift cards and in-kind donations, the El Paso Times reported.

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  1. grayscape

    April 23rd, 2012

    X-ray her to death.

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  2. Diann

    April 23rd, 2012

    I got a text from my brother today asking me, “What has happened to people?!” His reason was a local news story about the swans living in this pond in a local community. They have lived there for years and years, and they had several eggs nearing hatching time; and someone sneaked into the area last night and smashed them all.

    We have become a society that has no moral center, no sense of right and wrong, no grounding in morality whatsoever. This isn’t the first person who has preyed on the kindness of strangers, and, sadly, it won’t be the last.

    Well-meaning liberalism always leads to this. Unless we stop being afraid of morality. Unless we grow a set of moral balls (is that an odd combo?), and stop being afraid of saying “This is wrong!” and “This is right!” this kind of crap will continue to happen. When you don’t teach right and wrong, nobody thinks there is right and wrong.

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  3. Tim

    April 23rd, 2012

    Uhhhh … how do I go about getting my $100 … wait, make that $1,000 … cash donation returned?

    (sorry Diann, just an attempt at humor)

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  4. joeclark77

    April 23rd, 2012

    They donated money, and she didn’t die. Isn’t that what what they wanted when they made the donation?

    (j/k)

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  5. Nunya

    April 23rd, 2012

    On the other hand, she’s dead in 6 months: what does she need $$$$$ for? ;)

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  6. Nunya

    April 23rd, 2012

    How to punish her deception: not sitting in jail, but donating $17K worth of HER free labor to the cancer unit of her local county hospital

    They could donate the money too, but she won’t learn the lesson until she has to look in the faces daily of real cancer patients

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  7. Johnny Freedom

    April 23rd, 2012

    Great stories out of Texas today. Surely something’s happening in Oklahoma, right? Right?

    Ah, never mind.

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  8. joe

    April 23rd, 2012

    It happens in the best of families, don’t it tho?

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  9. cfm990

    April 23rd, 2012

    Once bitten twice shy. This may cause some people to balk at donating again. Some day, a truly worthy cause will go unfunded.

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  10. Billy Fuster

    April 23rd, 2012

    The new “American ingenuity”.

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  11. willie t

    April 23rd, 2012

    must’ve been inspired by the post racial pResident..such class

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