As a result of a joint criminal investigation conducted by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Green Police Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation, Theresa S. Strub, age 29, from Spring Green has been charged with nine felonies and one misdemeanor for “faking” cancer.
The investigation alleges that Strub was the beneficiary of thousands of dollars that was raised through fundraisers, charitable organizations, and personal donations to assist her with cancer treatments and personal finances. The investigation alleges Strub “faked” her illness. Strub also used social media websites to raise money for herself, claiming she was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer and kidney cancer.
Strub used the social media to post photos of internal organs infected with cancer, indentifying the pictures as being hers. Strub told investigators the photos were taken on February 18, 2014. The photos included pictures of a kidney, stomach, and liver. The photos were found to be stock photos from Wikipedia.com and ultrasoundimages.com. Some photos being taken as far back as 1999. [Read more…]