It’s fair to assume that faking cancer for any reason is a big no no.

A man in Minnesota decided to fake having a terminal cancer in order to get money out of people. The money he received in donations was spent on marijuana and video games.

Jeremiah Jon Smith, 37, told people he was battling stage four cancer according to KTTC reports. Smith told people he had only 18-25 months to live, which later on became only six months to live.

It was the Faribault Police Department that learned of his alleged scheme back in May of last year.

According to a criminal complaint, Smith also quit his job shortly after revealing his “diagnosis.”

“It is surprising. I guess you don’t expect to see people pretend to have a disease to try and make money off of it,” Rice County attorney Jon Fossum said to WCCO.


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