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04-27-2012, 11:59 PM

A Texas prom queen whose fellow students donated more than $17,000 to her charity has been arrested and accused of faking cancer.
ABC affiliate KVIA reports that 19-year-old Angie Gomez faces a felony charge and is being held on a $50,000 bond after being arrested on Friday. She is charged with starting a fake charity after falsely claiming to be suffering from leukemia.
Her fellow students donated to the "Achieve the Dream Foundation," which Gomez set up. She was also treated to her own prom by Da Vinci High School after missing the school's prom due to her alleged illness. That same month, police received an allegation that Gomez did not actually appear to be ill.
A subsequent investigation found that Gomez had never been a patient at the hospitals where she claimed to have been receiving treatment.
Her attorney Sheldon Myers says Gomez had "good intentions" for the money and did, in fact, suffer from health problems as a child.
In January 2011, Gomez told her classmates that she had six months to live after being diagnosed with leukemia. The El Paso Times reported that the $17,000 in donations included checks, gift cards and in-kind donations.
"She has a real soft spot for people that suffer from those types of diseases, and that's why she was trying to get money for them," Myers said. He added that the $50,000 bond means that Gomez isn't likely to be released from jail.

"She's not really happy, jail is not a pleasant place especially for a young lady like her who has never been in a place like that," Myers said.
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04-28-2012, 12:14 AM
"She's not really happy, jail is not a pleasant place especially for a young lady like her who has never been in a place like that," Myers said.
Well boo fucking hoo, she should've thought about the consequences before she decided to deceive people out of their money.

04-28-2012, 12:21 AM
Where were her parents?

04-28-2012, 12:43 AM
A Texas teenager who claimed to be dying of cancer was arrested after investigators found that she lied in order to receive donations.

Angie Gomez, 19, was indicted April 19 on a state felony charge of theft of property of $1,500 to $20,000, according to court documents. She allegedly received $17,000 in donations and gifts, Horizon City police said.

Gomez’s claims that she had cancer began in January 2011, according to reports by the El Paso Times. Gomez told classmates at Horizon City High School that doctors had given her six months to live. She claimed to suffer from leukemia as a child in Kansas City and that it had returned, the El Paso Times reported.

“The doctors are telling me to prepare myself and to start planning for what’s about to come,” Gomez told the El Paso Times in March 2011. “They think the worst is coming, when you start to feel sick and you can’t move. I think they’re all crazy.”

But Gomez never suffered from cancer, police said.

“We haven’t found that at any point in her life that she did have it,” Detective Liliana Medina, of the Horizon City police, told ABCNews.com.

Fundraisers were held to help Gomez start the Achieve the Dream Foundation, which she claimed helped children and families suffering from cancer, the El Paso Times reported. Through the foundation, she sold t-shirts and magnets to raise money, police said. The foundation’s website is no longer online.

A prom had been organized for Gomez after she said she missed her high school’s prom purportedly because of the cancer treatments, the El Paso Times reported. The prom was meant to be a fundraiser for the Achieve the Dream Foundation.

Police launched an investigation in June 2011 when an anonymous person said there were some holes in Gomez’s story, Medina said. It had been six months since doctors supposedly told Gomez her cancer was fatal.

“There were a lot of suspicions,” Medina said. “After we talked to many of the victims, they kind of were like ‘something isn’t right.’”

Gomez’s mother was not aware of the extent of her daughter’s fundraising, police said. She could not be reached by ABC News for comment.

“At one point the mom became aware this was going on,” Medina said. “She tried to talk to her and told her to tell the truth.”

At the time, Gomez’s fundraising was supported by Horizon City High School; however, the district was unaware that her claims were untrue.

“It was a surprise,” Laura Cade, a spokeswoman for the Clint Independent School District, told ABCNews.com.

It is up to the courts to decide if Gomez will return any of the money, Medina said.

Horizon City police arrested Gomez Friday. She was jailed, and her bond was set at $50,000. Gomez’s lawyer did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.


big nasty kcnut
04-28-2012, 12:50 AM
karma is now going to give her a rude awaking.

04-28-2012, 12:51 AM
Where were her parents?

This is a great question, her parents had to know all about it. I just don't see any other way.

04-28-2012, 02:45 AM
karma is now going to give her a rude awaking.

Is KArma's name Big Nasty KCNUT and does karma have a huge boner popping out of his sweat pants?

Is karma watching her right now?

Did Karma 'forget' to bring a condom?

Karma should gently awaken her IMO, just for the irony of what will happen next.

04-28-2012, 03:14 AM
you never do something like that. Thats so fucking wrong in many ways. Like people said Karma's a bitch.

big nasty kcnut
04-28-2012, 03:18 AM
Pawnmower no she going to get sick from a big bitch fist up her cooch. Tricking people to give you money because your faking dying. That is wrong.

04-28-2012, 03:29 AM
Definite crazy. She's probably great in the sack.

04-28-2012, 03:33 AM
ROFL. That would make a great movie.

She does have the look of "bat-shit-crazy-bitch" in her eyes though. That smile of hers is so freaking fake.

04-28-2012, 04:07 AM
The should have just did what the kony 2012 people did
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Pasta Giant Meatball
04-28-2012, 04:43 AM
She's Surely Funke

04-28-2012, 05:52 AM
She's not very poe fish scent

04-28-2012, 09:56 AM
well to be fair, when you donate to a lot of cancer things, the money doesn't always go where you think it's going. But they get off scott free. It's the American way to deceive people out of hard earned money, she probably thought it was perfectly legal since everyone else gets away with it.

The Pedestrian
04-28-2012, 11:37 AM
Interesting that her attorney is claiming "good intentions." I wonder if there's evidence that Gomez donated or truly planned to donate the proceeds to a hospital, association, or real charity.

04-28-2012, 11:41 AM
Whatever time she does get, I hope they add tumor years.