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Woman jailed for faking having cancer to defraud £85,000 from charity14 Mar 2:30pm

Woman jailed for faking having cancer to defraud £85,000 from charity

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Patricia Robertshaw used fake sick notes to get time off from her job at Yorkshire Cancer Research to apply for other jobs A woman who pretended to have cancer in order to help defraud the charity she worked for out of more than £85,000 has been jailed by a judge who told her she had shown no shame. Patricia Robertshaw, 42, was jailed for more than four years after she pretended that she was having radiotherapy in order to earn three months’ sick pay from Yorkshire Cancer Research in Harrogate, where she worked as an events manager.
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