NRI woman arrested in the US for posing as ‘CANCER PATIENT’ to raise funds

NRI woman arrested in the US for posing as CANCER PATIENT to raise funds pardesi news 1459247811

An Indian-American woman arrested for skimming funds, posing as a victim of myelodysplastic syndromes, a rare blood cancer, and created several online fundraising campaigns for her treatment.

An NRI woman has been arrested in San Francisco, California, in the US on allegations of scam, for fabricating to be a blood cancer patient and establishing funds through online fundraising sites such as Giving Forward.

Ms. Manisha Nagrani, 40, tried to raise funds by inadvertently linking her fake bid to the fundraising site - Giving Forward.

Earlier in 2014, Nagrani on her Facebook page wrote, "Twenty days ago I received the news that no one wants to hear - my body is failing at its fight against the MDS (Myelodysplastic syndromes). I have received an 'official' expiration date. If my doctors are right, I won't be celebrating Thanksgiving again, I won't see my God-children celebrate their next birthdays, I won't have the chance to knowledge some alluring dreams on my bucket list". 


It cannot be yet ascertained how much money she was able to siphon-off through the fundraising sites.  Ms. Nagrani has been working as a marketing consultant in San Francisco, and has worked across a number of PR and technology related fronts over the years.

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