Calgary -- A man accused of faking brain cancer and scamming money from a fundraiser will probably need another fundraiser to help pay for the very real medical bills he’s currently accumulating after getting his ass beat in jail.
After 28-year-old Kristopher Cook told people he had been diagnosed with the same type of brain cancer that had killed his sister, local musicians gathered together and held a fundraiser to help pay for his treatments. The*”Kristopher C’s Cancer Smasher Benefit Bash” was held last July at the Broken City bar and raised $7,500.
But when people took notice of Cook’s unusual spending habits, including being seen with a new Macbook Pro the day after the event, they wondered if he was using the raised money to pay for cancer treatments, or if Cook had cancer at all.
The resulting fraud investigation revealed that not only did Cook not have a sister that died from cancer, he didn’t have any siblings at all. On top of that, he was not a registered patient at any of the area hospitals.
Cook would eventually be*arrested earlier this month*and charged with*two counts of fraud over $5,000. But on Sunday, while sitting in jail, he suffered a very real medical condition after other inmates beat his ass.…
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