Toni Standen ‘faked terminal most cancers’ to get buddies to pay for her £8,500 dream marriage ceremony (Image Mirrorpix)
A lady ‘faked a terminal most cancers analysis’ to con her buddies into paying for her ‘good marriage ceremony’, in line with stories.
Buddies clubbed collectively and gave Toni Standen, 29, £8,500 so she and her companion James might have the ‘day they deserved’.
She mentioned she’d contracted most cancers which had ‘gone to my mind, my bones – it’s all over the place’ and even shaved her head and gave newspaper interviews to drum up assist.
In an emotional plea, Standen mentioned she needed her dad Derek, who was dying of most cancers, to stroll her down the aisle.
Derek, 57, died earlier than the marriage in Widnes, Cheshire, however recorded a video message to be performed out to visitors.
Native soccer membership Everton additionally recorded a movie with high gamers sending their well-wishes.
The newly-weds spent their honeymoon in Turkey and took one other journey to Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Italy, all whereas Standen was apparently terminally sick.
Earlier this yr she then tried to say she’d caught coronavirus, which roused suspicion amongst buddies who reportedly confronted her. They informed the Each day Mirror it was the ‘final betrayal’.
The replace Standen despatched to her buddies on Fb, saying her analysis (Image: Mirrorpix)
Standen now faces potential jail time after pleading responsible to fraud by false illustration between February 2019 and April 2020 at Chester Magistrates Courtroom final week, in line with the paper.
Cheryl Aston, 33, a buddy from school who donated £525, informed the Mirror: ‘She might have received an Oscar, her appearing was that good. She fooled us all. We had been all fully sucked in. She informed me she was dying and I fell for it.
‘I keep in mind her telling me that her most cancers had come again and that it was terminal. She informed me it had unfold to her bones and her organs. I used to be devastated – everybody was.
Toni Standen, 29 and husband James on their marriage ceremony day (Image: Mirrorpix)
‘She mentioned she needed her dad to stroll her down the aisle earlier than both of them died. Everybody pulled collectively. Individuals didn’t have a lot however they needed to provide what they may. I needed to assist so badly however I couldn’t afford so much.’
In February this yr, Standen’s Fb web page appeared to announce her dying. An announcement posted on-line mentioned: ‘RIP TONI. Our beautiful Toni handed away final night time, surrounded by family and friends… robust till the tip.’
She blamed the submit on hackers however one buddy reportedly claimed: ‘She did it for consideration – to see what individuals would say about her if she died.’
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