Faribault man lies about having cancer, steals donations 11 Oct 17

A faribault man who lied about having terminal cancer and collected thousands of dollars in donations and spent the money on video games and marijuana was charged with theft by swindle. Thirty-seven-year-okd Jeremiah Jon Smith had a GoFundMe page that generated about $23,000 to help with medical expenses. Court documents say Smith’s wife became suspicious when she couldn’t find medical records to back up her husband’s claim of having cancer. Investigators obtained a search warrant and found out Smith did not have cancer.