What people do for money never ceases to amaze me.

Jessica Vega, 25, apparently wanted a fine wedding in 2010 so bad that she faked having leukemia to fulfill her dream.   She was indicted Tuesday on fraud and larceny charges for posing as a terminally ill bride to scam donations for a dream wedding and honeymoon on Aruba.

Her story was so convincing that the Times Herald-Record, in Middletown, N.Y., published an article on Vega’s wedding wish, which newspaper officials say helped raise even more donations for the then-23-year-old who said her dream was to marry Michael O’Connell, father of her daughter, before she died.

They married in May 2010 and the couple spent their honeymoon in Aruba. Four months later, O’Connell told the Times Herald-Record that Vega was faking cancer, the newspaper reported.  Source

The couple has since gotten back together.  Now the ex-husband seem to have regret stating, “She’s a good mom. I want my kids to have their mother back.”

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