- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who allegedly bilked people out of more than $100,000 by falsely claiming to have breast cancer will stand trial for theft and fraud.

A Los Angeles judge on Monday found there’s enough evidence to try 35-year-old Lacy Johnson.

Prosecutors say that between 2010 and 2013, Johnson got as many as 50 people to people to give her money by claiming she needed it for cancer treatment when in fact she didn’t have the disease.

Friends of the former Los Angeles resident collected thousands of dollars.

Johnson was arrested in 2013 and extradited from her Colorado home to Southern California.

She’s free pending trial and it’s unclear whether she has an attorney.

She could face nearly 9 ½ years in prison if convicted.

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