CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman accused of fraud for allegedly faking a cancer diagnosis to support her heroin addiction pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Thursday.
Brittany Ozarowski, 21, claimed to have ovarian, stomach, bone and brain cancer. She used her bogus diagnosis claim to raise tens of thousands of dollars from people to help pay for a year of “medical expenses,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
“There was no cancer, no chemotherapy, no radiation and no medical bills,” Spota said. “There was just heroin.”