NBC News is reporting that a woman in New Jersey allegedly tricked a family into caring for her by telling them she was dying of brain cancer.
Victims Steve and Linda Evans (not the Dynasty star), say they took con artist, Kiley White into their home for five weeks under the guise that she was terminal and had no safe place to spend her remaining days.
Egg Harbor Township police detectives believe it was a hoax, one that they allege White has pulled before in Pittsburgh and South Jersey, though she was never formally charged.
NBC says the Evans met White though a mutual friend in early June this year and they decided to take her in because she had a “traumatic family history,” and no where to live out her final days.White, who has now been charged with theft by deception and harassment for what the Evans’ allege was “all lies,” seems to have taken her acting responsibilities seriously while staying at the Evans’ home.
Linda Evans said in an interview with NBC:
All night long, she would be moaning and groaning and I would be massaging her legs. Every day was just like she has one more day to live.
White was said to have left the Evans’ home each day for a supposed trips to a hospital in Philadelphia for treatment but NBC reports:
the Evans now believe she was babysitting and working at a local restaurant instead.
Linda Evans has reportedly said about White:
It was all lies — all lies. And I just want this girl exposed.
According to a statement released on the Egg Harbor Township Facebook page, White has:
…preyed on the sympathy and compassion of others, receiving services and goods from those victims whom she scammed.
Since the story broke on NBC, the news outlet has subsequently been contacted by others who claim White scammed them, too. Check out their video report.
It seems during their investigation police also discovered that:
…Ms. White pretended to be other individuals as well, including her own hospice nurse.
Twitter mirrored the Evans’ feelings:
As someone who lost a loved one to terminal brain cancer, this story really strikes a nerve. Woman Fakes Cancer, Tricks a Family Into Taking Care of Her: Police https://t.co/COV9HMasqY via @nbcnewyork
— Lauren Scala (@LaurenScala4NY) July 18, 2018
What is wrong with people in this world today?
— Xtensive (@Bronzed_Glow) July 18, 2018
— Dr. Kathy Reaves (@iamkathyreaves) July 18, 2018
This is absolutely disgusting
— Karen (@FLTeacher5) July 18, 2018
What a low life. This woman took advantage of the Jersey family's kindness.
— Laila Marita (@LailaMarita15) July 18, 2018
People who are legitimately suffering from diseases have to be furious about this, along with the caregivers. Absolutely disgusting. She trivializes something so serious for her own personal gain.
— Terence Peete (@tbonefromny) July 18, 2018
The case is still currently under investigation.