Beauty pageant queen accused of faking cancer

August 13, 2015 2:01 PM

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Police say a beauty pageant queen faked having cancer as a way to swindle friends and family out of thousands of dollars, according to CNN.

Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates had her title of Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International 2015 yanked after her arrest Tuesday on charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property. The pageant production company has asked Weaver-Gates to return her crown and sash once she's no longer detained.

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