Woman who admits she faked cancer avoids prison
A former northeast Missouri college student who was charged in a cancer-faking scheme has been sentenced.
Victoria "Tory" Marut, 23, of Saint Peters, Missouri, entered a guilty plea to a charge of forgery on Monday.
She was given a suspended imposition of sentence. She was put on five years probation and ordered to serve 100 hours of community service.
For the community service, she must speak in schools about the decisions she made and how it affected other people.
She was also ordered to write individual letters of apology to all the students in the classes she was involved in, as well as, any teachers who were affected by her actions. She was also ordered to have mental health treatment.
Marut was enrolled in the Masters Program at Truman State University when she was doing an internship in the Kirksville Schools. She pretended to have cancer, even going as far as to shave her head.
Officials in the district told us she had fooled many of the teachers and staff with her cancer scheme, many of whom had given her cash and helped in other ways.
Officials at Truman say she is no longer enrolled there.