A 19-year-old Iowa woman who has now been charged for scamming donors out of more than $37,000 by lying on TikTok and GoFundme about battling pancreatic cancer and having a tumor “the size of a football,” police said. Madison “Maddie” Russo was arrested on Jan. 23 on a first-degree theft charge, a felony punishable in Iowa by up to 10 years in prison, according to the Eldridge Police Department. Police said Russo faked having Stage 2 pancreatic cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, “and a tumor the size of a football that wrapped around her spine.” The accused con artist documented her bogus cancer battle on TikTok and on a GoFundMe page, through which she had raised $37,303 from more than 439 unsuspecting donors, officials said.
How could anyone stoop so low and even think for a second that this is acceptable on any level. The internet has put her on BLAST.