A Haverford man has been arrested and arraigned and lying about having pancreatic cancer and collecting donations.
Leron Magilner surrendered to police yesterday after friends became suspicious of the scam last week.
Magilner raised more than $10,000 from two benefits, portions of which he used to pay his rent and utilities, the Delaware County Daily Times reports. And friends were helping me pay for “bucket list” trips — until he fell last week and refused to have cancer-related tests done upon being admitted to the hospital. That’s when friends began to realize something wasn’t right.
Magilner is charged with theft by deception and identity theft and remains in Delaware County jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail. He’d apparently never heard of Alicia Tolton, who was sentenced to jail last month after lying about having breast and ovarian cancer.