Despicable Scammer Sentenced to Prison; DA: “There Was No Cancer, No Chemotherapy, No Radiation, Just Heroin”
May 5, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – After violating the terms of a court program designed to give convicted drug addicts a chance at drug rehabilitation, 24 year old Brittany Ozarowski, a heroin addict who falsely claimed she had cancer to collect money to support her drug habit, was sentenced to one to three years in prison this morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Ozarowski was arrested 25 months ago when her scam was uncovered, a scheme that at its pinnacle encouraged donations to the defendant via her website and Paypal account.
Brittany Ozarowski, 24, violated the terms of a mandated drug treatment program and was sentenced to one to three years in prison.
Upon her indictment for grand larceny, scheme to defraud, forgery and other crimes, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said the truth defendant’s “despicable scam” was built on a lie.
“There was no cancer, no chemotherapy, no radiation, and no medical bills. There was just heroin,” District Attorney Spota said.
When Ozarowski plead guilty to all 24 charges in the indictment in December of 2013, Judge John Iliou sentenced her to one year of inpatient and one year of outpatient drug counseling, and year of probation. She violated the terms of the mandated drug treatment program and was sentenced to prison today.
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