Connecticut Man Accused Of Faking Cancer For Fund Pleads Not Guilty | Fox News
A Connecticut man accused of shaving his head and taking weight loss pills to convince people he had stage 3 brain cancer and collect thousands in gifts has pleaded not guilty.
Tyler Tomer of Wallingford entered the plea Thursday to charges of first-degree larceny and first-degree larceny by victimizing a public community.
Police say an investigation started in May after they received complaints that a human claiming to have cancer was collecting donations at benefits in his honor.
Police say there have been multiple benefits for the 29 -year-old Tomer in Connecticut and Kansas. They say medical record determined he was never diagnosed with cancer.
Tomer allegedly accepted at the least $22,000.
His attorney didn’t comment on the charges.
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