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LI woman lied about having cancer to raise funds for heroin habit: prosecutors

Posted: 10:52 AM, Apr 10, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-10 15:17:11-04

LONG ISLAND (PIX11) — A Long Island woman has been indicted on charges of falsely claiming she had cancer to collect charity and then use that money to support her heroin habit.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Brittany Ozarowski, formerly of Selden, told people she needed cash to pay medical bills for a variety of cancers.

She collected hundreds of dollars but the Suffolk District Attorney says none of it was true.