Gilbert woman pleads guilty to cancer scam

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Kelly Ann Wasko By Andrew Michalscheck Kelly Ann Wasko By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A Gilbert woman accused of pretending to have cancer in order to collect money has admitted to the allegations.

Kelly Ann Wasko entered a guilty plea Wednesday to charges of theft, attempted theft, and fraudulent schemes.

Wasko, who turns 42 this month, is due back in court on May 7 for sentencing.

Wasko had claimed that she was in need of a bone marrow transplant that her insurance wouldn’t cover.

She proceeded to start a Facebook page asking for help paying for the procedure.

Wasko collected more than $12,000, which included a $1,000 donation from her own daughter.

Wasko was arrested on multiple felony charges on Dec. 3.

She originally pleaded not guilty in the case.