A North Carolina woman who lied about having cancer as part of a scheme to make money was arrested Tuesday, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said.
An investigation into Hannah Leigh Hume’s claim that she had “kidney cancer” began April 15, the Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
The Sheriff’s Office said members of “a local recreational club” began to have serious doubts about the 21-year-old High Point resident, whom they had been planning to help.
The club was approached about putting together a benefit for Hume in order to help with her “medical bills,” according to the post.
Plans for a fundraiser were started, and that included a “charity ride,” all to benefit Hume, the Sheriff’s Office said.
But when some members of the club spoke “with Hume about her medical bills,” they left the conversation with suspicions about the cancer diagnosis, according to the post.
They brought those suspicions to authorities, and during an interview with investigators Hume admitted she “did not have kidney cancer,” the Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.
Hume was arrested and charged with felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense, according to the post. She was released from the Randolph County Detention Center after her bond was set at $5,000, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Hume’s next court appearance is set for May 13, according to the post.