Accused cancer faker, 26, pretended to have the deadly disease to scam more than $9,000 from her closest family and friends – who thought she was dying
- Alysha Rose Goring, 26, of Caroline Springs has appeared in a Melbourne court
- Goring is accused of falsely claiming she had liver cancer in March 2018
- She was charged in September with obtaining property by deception
- Police claim she duped a ‘large number’ of family and friends in the scam
A woman who allegedly pretended to have liver cancer in an effort to fleece family and friends out of their hard-earned cash will plead guilty to the crime.
Alysha Rose Goring, 26, of Caroline Springs, is accused of ripping off a ‘large’ number of her friends and family while pretending to have the deadly disease between March and April last year.
Detectives from the Melton Crime Investigations Unit charged her last September with obtaining property by deception and bailed her to appear at Sunshine Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Alysha Rose Goring, 26, of Caroline Springs leaves Sunshine Magistrates’ Court with a letter from her lawyer asking for time to plead her case. She told the court she intends to plead guilty to obtaining property by deception
Alysha Rose Goring is accused of pretending to have cancer. She appeared in court on Tuesday and said she intended to plead guilty to the charge next month
Goring appeared in court accompanied by a man and a letter from her lawyer asking for her case to be adjourned.
She told the magistrate that she intended to plead guilty to the charge at her next court appearance in April.
A police spokesman claimed Goring had targeted those closest to her.
‘As a result, a large number of family, friends and associates donated more than $9000 by way of direct debit or cash donations,’ he said.
Why Goring decided to dupe her loved ones will no doubt be the subject of her plea hearing before sentence.
Hanna Dickenson faked cancer and told her parents she desperately needed hundreds of thousands of dollars for overseas treatment
Cancer faker Hanna Dickenson spent time in jail before she won her appeal in the County Court of Victoria and was re-sentenced to community work
Fellow cancer scammer Hanna Dickenson was jailed last year for three months for a similar deception before it was over-turned on appeal to a two year community corrections order with 200 hours of unpaid community work.
Dickenson was 24 when she pleaded guilty to seven charges of obtaining property by deception that saw her raise $41,000 between 2013 and 2014.
The scammer told friends and family she would die of cancer within months unless she could pay for costly treatment abroad
She set up a false bank account in the name of a doctor to accept donations then blew the money on alcohol, drugs and holidays.
Australia’s most notorious cancer faker, Belle Gibson, was warned in November that she could go to jail if she did not pay $410,000 for duping customers and breaching Australian consumer law.
Belle Gibson is yet to pay her $410,000 court fine and failing to do so means she could face jail, a warning notice states
Cancer faker Belle Gibson reportedly blew $15,000 on a luxury African safari instead of paying her $410,000 fine for exploiting her sick followers
Gibson landed in Melbourne Airport last month after a five-week jaunt to East Africa
Gibson built a social media empire and launched The Whole Pantry cookbook and app on the back of claims to have cured her brain cancer through alternative therapies and good nutrition.
The 27-year-old conned more than 300,000 cancer sufferers.
Just days ago, it was revealed Gibson blew $15,000 on a luxury African safari instead of paying the money back.
She refused to answer a single question posed to her by A Current Affair and just smirked as she walked to her car wearing a purple scarf and glasses.
The program cited a source close to the family saying the trio flew on Qantas and enjoyed a safari which all up would have cost about $15,000.
Showing contempt for the whole process, she never apologised or turned up to a single court appearance until she was handed the whopping fine in September 2017.
The serial liar has in the 18 months since then not paid a dollar of her fine, despite Federal Court Justice Debra Mortimer issuing her a warning in November.