- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 26-year-old Utah woman accused of faking brain cancer is expected to plead guilty next month to charges accusing her of forging medical documents to raise money to treat her fictitious illness.

Lesley Jensen of Nibley waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in 1st District Court in Salt Lake City.

The (Logan) Herald Journal reports (https://tinyurl.com/p4ars8w) her lawyer, Gregory Skordas, told the judge Jensen is anxious to move the case forward.

Jensen was charged in December with multiple counts of felony communications fraud and forgery.

Authorities say she raised thousands of dollars through fundraisers, including one at her former workplace, Cafe Sabor.

The newspaper reports there’s been no discussion about what a plea bargain might entail, but she’s expected to enter the plea at her next court appearance Feb. 10.


Information from: The Herald Journal, https://www.hjnews.com

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