Belleville Woman Faked Cancer to Collect Money

Bill Reker

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOX) – A Belleville woman who police say falsely claimed she was battling ovarian cancer to collect money has been charged with two counts of felony theft.

Police say the community rallied around Alissa Jackson, 31, holding several fundraisers for “Alissa’s Army” to support her and her family.

Citizens, who said her stories were contradictory, alerted police.

They investigated and determined Jackson’s claims of terminal cancer were untrue.

Jackson’s bond was set at $100,000.

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