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A mother Nicole Elkabbas who faked cancer to cheat £ 45,000 followers was convicted of fraud today.
A woman has been convicted of fraud after faking a cancer diagnosis to claim £45,000 in donations.
Nicole Elkabbas, from Broadstairs, spent the money on foreign trips, gambling and football tickets. https://t.co/HpGl7QXJJy
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Nicole Elkabbas, 42, now faces jail time after claiming she had to pay for lifesaving ovarian cancer treatment – and then donate for her lavish lifestyle.
The mother from Broadstairs, Kent set up a gofundme page where she raised over £ 45,000 in donations before transferring the money to her own account.
But she was never diagnosed and instead used huge sums of money to fund her gambling addiction, pay off growing debts, and buy tickets to Spurs.
Judge Mark Weekes told Elkabbas today in Canterbury Crown Court: “You have been convicted on both counts on what I believe to be convincing evidence.
“With respect to the guidelines, there will be a prison sentence.”
In addition to the fraud, she was convicted of a possession count of criminal property related to the thousands of pounds in donations she had deposited into her bank account.
The fundraising page, titled “Nicole Needs Our Helping Treatment”, was written in the third person by her mother, who cares Elkabbas all time, and pulled the audience’s chords in the description. as a “beautiful daughter” and “loving mother for her 11 year old son”.
General Advisor George Tsavellas, who performed the keyhole surgery in January 2018, found “no malignancy” and said both ovaries were “normal”.
She said a gynecologist diagnosed with cancer told the court that Elkabbas was never her patient and described the claims as “an utter fantasy.”
During the trial, it was explained how the mother of a child spent money on football tickets, restaurant meals, and gambling.
The former Harrods and Marks and Spencer employee described herself as “addicted to gambling” in 2018 after turning down more than £ 60,000 in a year.
She called her habit “excessive, unpredictable, and extreme”.
The mother also took six vacations in Spain and even visited the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona – but denied that the short breaks were “sightseeing trips”.
Instead, Elkabbas claimed she was going to a specialist clinic where the operation would cost $ 40,000 plus an additional $ 13,700 per month for a six- to twelve-month cycle of drug treatment.
But Judge Mark Weekes said, “There was no record of the trial in Spain or medical records to prove it.”
In a dramatic U-turn, Elkabbas even admitted “now I don’t know if I have cancer” when she previously said she was “100% sure” that she had cancer. Illness.
She also accepted “what was written on the [GoFundMe] page was misleading” and regretted not updating it, the court said.
Lawsuit Mr Irwin stated that a photo on the GoFundMe website showing Elkabbas “apparently beaten up and actually very heavily in her hospital bed” was in fact from a previous operation to remove her gallbladder.
The operation at Spencer Private Hospital in Margate, Kent, was covered by private health insurance and was unrelated to cancer, “more used to gain sympathy.”
Ben Irwin continued, “She didn’t use that money on cancer treatment. She didn’t need that money for cancer treatment.
“Ms. Elkabbas has instead used this money to gamble, pay off old debts and finance her expensive lifestyle.”
One woman sent £ 4,900 direct after being convinced of Elkabbas’ “lies” which Irwin said were “intended to” extract money. ”
The jury heard that Elkabbas, defended by Oliver Kirk, even met a Good Samaritan who personally donated £ 5,900 to convince him that she needed more money.