UPDATE: dated April 23, 2012
Angie Gomez, 19, has been arrested by El Paso, Texas authorities on charged of theft-by-deception stemming from her fraudulent fundraising for her cancer, which she never had. Last year the teen told classmates at Horizon High School her childhood leukemia had return and it was fatal. Everyone in school and the community rallied around her and her ‘Achieve the Dream Foundation’ raising money. It is not known if she ever returned the $17,000 raised.
A Texas grand jury indicted Gomez and was shortly arrested thereafter.
ORIGINAL STORY dated September 15, 2011:
Angie Gómez told everyone she had leukemia, and 6 months to live. She raised $17,000 in donations before it surfaced that she was lying.