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Williamson County woman accused of faking cancer to raise money on GoFundMe

(Williamson County Sheriff's Office/MGN Online photos)

A woman is behind bars in Williamson County after authorities say she faked cancer to raise money through GoFundMe.

Michelle Shawn East, 45, is charged with theft over $10,000 after being indicted by a grand jury.

Nolensville Police say in December 2016, some residents complained of being scammed by trying to help East, who claimed she had caner and started a GoFundMe. The fundraiser has since been taken down. It's not known at this time how much money East's fundraiser accumulated.

East is set to be arraigned on April 30 at 9 a.m.

If you think you have been scammed, click here to file a report with GoFundMe.

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