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Woman accused of faking cancer to collect funds

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Updated: 5/20/2013 10:44 pm

TROY, N.Y. - The Troy Police Department has arrested a woman they say lied about having breast cancer in order to collect money.

Police say 33-year-old Lee Kryszeski, of 2 Cragin Avenue in Troy, was pretending to have breast cancer and solicit fundraising efforts by citizens attempting to procure money which would reimburse her medical costs.

Upon realizing Kryszeski was not ill, those fundraising contacted police.

Kryszeski was arrested after an investigation and has been charged with Scheme to Defraud 1st-degree.

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