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Cancer faker sentenced

CALGARY—A Calgary woman who pretended she had cancer and bilked friends and co-workers out of thousands of dollars has been found guilty of fraud.

Lana Rovang has been sentenced a 60-day sentence to be served on weekends for defrauding people out of $20,000 between December 2012 and June 2013.

Rovang told people and co-workers at a daycare that she had stage 4 cancer, along with a heart condition and presented a fake doctor’s note.

All 12 employees of the daycare shaved their heads to raise money for Rovang, who was first charged in January 2014 after a lengthy investigation.

Co-owner Marc St-Germain said he hopes Rovang gets help, while his wife Jennifer St-Germain said they haven’t heard an apology from Rovang.

“We never got to see the remorse, our families and the victims,” she said.

“The community that was affected is not a big corporation, it’s not a car dealership, it is families and children and she worked directly with these people’s children, she earned the trust of these families and these children and she taught a generation of children to not be charitable.”

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