I just read an article from Salt Lake City that a South Jordan 46 year old man, Jeffrey Averett, faked terminal cancer to get his family a trip to Disneyland. What is the world coming to? Faking cancer and having cancer are not subjects that you mess around with, it’s serious!Averett was charged with felony communications fraud yesterday, Nov. 15, 2012.
A Mormon ward threw a fundraiser for him last September in order to help him and his family have a final vacation– the fundraiser raised $1,700. There were several transactions at Southern California cities and Disneyland, but when detectives checked Averett’s medical records it was determined he didn’t have cancer and wasn’t terminally ill.
There has been no word from Averett.
It is thanks to frauds and scams that it is hard for people to help donate to real victims. I know it’s a dream to go to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, but the best way to raise funds for the trip is by saving. You could make something for your family and friends and ask them for donations, but don’t lie! Like the saying goes, “Honesty is the best policy”.