Jessica Lynn Good (above in arrest photo), 33, was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday by a Garfield County judge
A mother-of-four has been sentenced to three years in prison after she was caught faking her then-four-year-old daughter’s cancer to con tens of thousands of dollars from charitable organizations in Oklahoma.
Jessica Lynn Good, 33, was sentenced on Monday by a Garfield County judge who also gave her two decades of probation when she’s released from prison, The Oklahoman reported.
She has also been ordered to pay $69,565 in restitution.
‘My greed had taken over,’ Good wrote in a statement earlier this year.
‘I was so greedy and never thought about how my actions were effecting everyone else. I was so caught up in my own wants.
‘I was lying to everyone, including my husband and family. People seemed to want to help with the financial side of things so my lie got bigger and bigger.’
Good pleaded guilty earlier this year to two felony cases related to fraudulently receiving money after police in Enid began investigating her when a pastor at a local church told cops about his suspicions that her daughter did not have cancer and was healthy.
Good (above right) pleaded guilty earlier this year to two felony cases related to fraudulently receiving money. She has also been ordered to pay $69,565 in restitution after being caught faking her daughter’s cancer to con people out of money
Good (above in August said: ‘I was lying to everyone, including my husband and family. People seemed to want to help with the financial side of things so my lie got bigger and bigger.’
Alan Seibel, associate pastor of Oakwood Christian Church, said his church had donated about $5,000 to Good over the past several years, to help with medical expenses for her four-year-old daughter.
But he had grown suspicious of Good, since her daughter wasn’t acting like a child who was going through chemotherapy.
Seibel says Good told him that her daughter had cancer, several seizures, was undergoing stem cell research and was on a waiting list to receive a heart transplant.
When detectives obtained the girl’s medical records from the Oklahoma University Medical Center, they found out that none of these health issues were true.
And Seibel’s church wasn’t the only organization that Good lied to.
Detectives found out that another group helped organize a charity golf tournament to benefit Good’s daughter in 2014 that raised about $12,000.
A local photographer also helped raise $3,100 for Good’s daughter, but found out about the con before she handed over a check. That photographer donated the money to a different charity.
Authorities say the true purpose of the Chicago trip was to see an NFL player. That player may have been Kevin Peterson, a Chicago Bears player who has posed in two pictures with the then-four-year-old girl. It’s unclear if Peterson was conned out of any money
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Police also heard from several individuals who donated money to Good, including one woman who gave the con woman $500 to take her daughter to see doctors in Chicago.
Records indicate that Good actually intended to go to Chicago to meet an NFL football player.
Another woman helped Good organize a T-shirt fundraiser that raised $825, which Good kept. The t-shirts were never printed though because the woman found out about the con.
Good’s Twitter account was filled with sob stories about her daughter, and several links to fundraising pages which have since been deleted.
Her children, including the daughter being used in the scam, are living with her husband’s parents, records show.