Woman who said she had cancer enters guilty plea

Victoria "Tory" Marut pleaded guilty to forging a doctor's signature

A woman who was charged with faking that she had cancer, has entered a guilty plea.

Victoria Marut, 23, of Saint Peters, Missouri, entered the plea to a forgery charge on Monday. The stealing charge will be dismissed. Marut is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6. Adair County Prosecutor Matt Wilson is recommending probation along with a substantial amount of community service time.

Marut was enrolled in the masters program at Truman State University at the time and was doing an internship in the Kirksville School District.

She had pretended to have cancer, even going as far as to shave her head. Teachers in the district told us Marut duped many of the teachers and staff with the fake cancer story. Many staffers had given her cash and helped her in other ways.

Officials at Truman say she is no longer enrolled at the school.

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