Long Island Woman Who Ran Cancer Scam Gets Prison Sentence After Failing Rehab

CBS New York

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island woman who scammed people for donations for phony cancer treatments in order to feed a heroin addiction is now headed to prison.

Brittany Ozarowski, of Miller Place, pleaded guilty in December 2013 to grand larceny, forgery and other charges.

Although Ozarowski could have faced a sentence of up to seven years in prison, the judge sentenced the then-21-year-old to a two year drug treatment program plus an additional year of probation. She was also ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution.

But on Monday, a judge sentenced Ozarowski to up to three years in prison after learning she had failed out of the court-mandated drug program, according to Newsday.

Ozarowski’s attorney, George Duncan, said she got a violation in the program for smoking a cigarette.

Prosecutors said Ozarowski began befriending business owners and other people in her community in March 2012, telling them her story of fighting…

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