Police arrest New Jersey woman who they say faked having a terminal illness and convinced a family to take care of her for more than a month
EGG HARBOR, N.J. — Police have arrested a New Jersey woman who they say faked having a terminal illness and convinced a family to take care of her for more than a month.
Authorities said Tuesday that 26-year-old Kiley White, of Galloway, was charged July 12 with theft by deception and harassment after staying with an Egg Harbor Township family for five weeks.
Linda Evans tells WCAU-TV her family cared for White, and "every day was just like she has one more day to live."
Detective Sgt. Cherie Burgan says White pretended to be other people during the investigation, including her own hospice nurse.
Police say White pulled a similar scheme in Pennsylvania, but she was never charged with a crime.
White declined comment on the allegations.