Prison Time for Nurse who Faked Cancer Diagnosis

DELAWARE, Ohio (WTVN)--A former Nurse at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center will spend two years in prison for faking a cancer diagnosis, and stealing thousands from her co-workers.

34-year-old Tawni Fuller's sentence follows a conviction in Delaware County on charges of telecommunications fraud, theft, and forgery. 

Fuller claimed she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016, even going so far as wearing a cancer costume to carry out the ruse. She convinced her co-workers to donate cash and sick time so she could receive "treatment".

Fuller could have received a maximum four years in prison. She was also ordered to pay restitution.

The court also heard from several of her victims during sentencing, with one woman saying she took time out of her schedule and away from her own family, with her husband actually diagnosed with cancer, and later dying.

(photo courtesy ABC-6)

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