New charges for woman who faked cancer


Ashley Kirilow, the 23-year-old who pretended to have cancer and is accused of scamming thousands of dollars through a bogus charity, now faces new charges before heading to court for a scheduled plea date tomorrow.

Kirilow now faces a total of six counts of fraud under $5,000 and one count of fraud over $5,000. When the scandal unfolded back in August, police had charged Kirilow with three counts of fraud under $5,000, and later added the fraud over $5,000 charge.

Kirilow is accused of faking cancer to hold charity events to raise money for cancer, and allegedly pocketing the donations. She shaved her head, plucked her eyelashes and eyebrows and starved herself to resemble a chemotherapy patient. Kirilow is expected to plead guilty to all charges tomorrow.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in News Flash

What's open and closed Remembrance Day in Toronto 2016

Vote for your favourite photo of Nuit Blanche 2016

What's open and closed Thanksgiving Monday in Toronto 2016

What's open and closed on Labour Day 2016 in Toronto

Do you want to create video for blogTO?

What's open and closed on Simcoe Day 2016 in Toronto

What's open and closed on Canada Day 2016 in Toronto

What's open and closed Easter Monday 2016 in Toronto