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Brittany Ozarowski

Brittany Ozarowski appears in court on April 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Woman Pleads Guilty To Fake Cancer Scam

A Long Island woman has admitted she was hooked on heroin when she raised thousands of dollars by falsely claiming she had cancer, prosecutors and her attorney said Wednesday.

12/11/2013

Brittany Ozarowski appears in court on April 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer To Get Money For Drugs Pleads Not Guilty

Brittany Ozarowski’s bruised arms were covered by the green jail jumpsuit she wore in court Thursday. She stood motionless and handcuffed as she pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

04/11/2013

Brittany Ozarowski is accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to raise money. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

DA: Long Island Woman Faked Having Cancer To Get Money For Drugs

Under the heading “Help Save My Life,” prosecutors said Brittany Ozarowski posted pictures of herself sitting in a wheelchair on a website saying she had “few options left.”

04/10/2013