Man Faking Cancer Got a Free Trip to Disneyland
Jeffrey Averett, 46-year old South Jordanian, decided to fake cancer in order to get a free trip for him and his family to Disneyland. Court documents show that Averett was charged with felony communications fraud last week.
A Mormon ward threw a fundraiser for Averett last September in an effort to send him and his family on a final vacation. Police tracked down transactions in Southern California and Disneyland between September 21-26 and they identified $1,700 in donated money in bank accounts for Averett and his wife.
Detectives checked Averett’s medical records and found that Averett did not have cancer and was not terminally ill.
Many wonderful organizations raise money to give kids and adults trips to Disney, amongst other things, in this case it unfortunately backed fire…most of the time the recipients are well-deserving. What do you think? Can you imagine a crime that is more sad? Let me know…
- Another Child With Cancer Hoping to Raise Money to go to Disneyland (chipandco.com)
- Disneyland refurbishment schedule December 2012 (chipandco.com)