Toni Standen ‘faked terminal most cancers’ to get mates to pay for her £8,500 dream wedding ceremony (Image Mirrorpix)
A lady ‘faked a terminal most cancers prognosis’ to con her mates into paying for her ‘excellent wedding ceremony’, based on studies.
Friends clubbed collectively and gave Toni Standen, 29, £8,500 so she and her associate James might have the ‘day they deserved’.
She stated she’d contracted most cancers which had ‘gone to my mind, my bones – it’s in every single place’ and even shaved her head and gave newspaper interviews to drum up assist.
In an emotional plea, Standen stated she wished 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 prime 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 in poor health.
Earlier this 12 months she then tried to assert she’d caught coronavirus, which roused suspicion amongst mates who reportedly confronted her. They advised the Every day Mirror it was the ‘final betrayal’.
The replace Standen despatched to her mates on Fb, saying her prognosis (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 Court docket final week, based on the paper.
Cheryl Aston, 33, a pal from faculty who donated £525, advised the Mirror: ‘She might have received an Oscar, her appearing was that good. She fooled us all. We had been all utterly sucked in. She advised 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 advised 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 wedding ceremony day (Image: Mirrorpix)
‘She stated she wished her dad to stroll her down the aisle earlier than both of them died. Everybody pulled collectively. Folks didn’t have a lot however they wished to present what they may. I wished to assist so badly however I couldn’t afford so much.’
In February this 12 months, Standen’s Fb web page appeared to announce her dying. A press release posted on-line stated: ‘RIP TONI. Our pretty Toni handed away final night time, surrounded by family and friends… sturdy till the top.’
She blamed the put up on hackers however one pal reportedly claimed: ‘She did it for consideration – to see what individuals would say about her if she died.’
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