40-Year-Old Mom Charged for Pretending to Have Cancer to Fraudulently Raise over $58,000

Apr 12, 2019
02:16 P.M.
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Comedian Nicole Elkabbas has been charged with six counts of fraud for accepting thousands of pounds from compassionate donors.


A spokesperson for Kent Police reported: “A Thanet woman has been charged with fraudulently accepting £45,350 in donations for an illness she allegedly did not have.

Nicole Elkabbas is charged with six counts of fraud following an investigation by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

She is alleged to have falsely claimed to have required treatment for cancer in order to receive donations from members of the public, between February and August 2018."

From February to August 2018, Elkabbas had allegedly claimed that she requires cancer treatment so that she may receive the donations. She will be charged on April 5 and appearing before Margate Magistrates’ Court on May 2.


Meanwhile, in another scam, 25-year-old Jessica Marie Krecskay of Florence, Kentucky has been arrested and charged with theft by deception, says the Kenton Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

She has allegedly been lying to friends, co-workers, and strangers about having cancer, and had received over $10,000. Since February 2013 until 2017, she had allegedly told them that she was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and that it spread throughout her body—she even shaved her head. Friends, colleagues, and employers helped Krecskay during her battle with the illness by raising funds and helping her with errands.  

Kenton Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders said to local station WLTW, “Those people stepped up and were very charitable and started donating money to her, raising money on her behalf, paying bills for her, working shifts so that she didn’t have to work, things of that nature. All to the tune of in excess of $10,000.”


Krecskay has been indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge of theft by deception and after being arrested was held at the Kenton County Detention Center. She was then released on a $2,500 bond and was scheduled for arraignment in Kenton County Circuit Court on March 4