Police: Woman, 29, faked cancer and used money to travel

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Forsyth County woman is behind bars after allegedly scamming victims of nearly $25,000 in donations, trips, and gifts.

Mary Bennett, 29, is accused of faking Stage IV ovarian cancer since 2010.

A man says Bennett told him she had cancer, so he threw her a spaghetti dinner that raised about $4,000.

Police said Bennett also received a trip to Houston, Atlanta Braves tickets, and a hunting trip.

Bennett would have people take her to the hospital but would not allow them to go inside with her, according to police.

Detectives say there are no records of her having cancer, and her supposed doctors never heard of her.

The Forsyth’s Sheriff’s Office is asking people to contact Detective Roe at 770-781-3038 if they believe they have been a victim of Bennett’s alleged scam.

Bennett was released on bond Monday evening.