Beautiful Virgin Islands

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023

Cancer faker who swindled more than £360,000 is ordered to pay back just £5

Cancer faker who swindled more than £360,000 is ordered to pay back just £5

A CANCER faker who conned wellwishers out of tens of thousands has been ordered to pay back just £5.

Nicole Elkabbas was sent to jail for two years and nine months last year after she was exposed for lying in an online fundraiser.

The mum-of-one tricked thousands into believing she had ovarian cancer

Meanwhile the con-artist spend well-wishers donations on her lavish lifestyle

Nicole was handed a jail sentence at Canterbury Crown Court

One fake appeal claiming she needed life-savingf treatment for ovarian cancer raised more than £52,000.

She splurged the cash on luxury foreign holidays and funding her gambling addiction.

Since the con artist's arrest, investigators calculated she raked in a staggering total of £360,000 through her criminal exploits.

But the shameless 44-year-old from Broadstairs, Kent, will only have to pay back a fiver in the next 28 days.

A court ruled the fraudster has no assets or any “realistic prospect” of paying back the whole sum at a confiscation hearing.

The mum-of-one tricked countless well-wishers into helping her afford life-saving ovarian cancer treatment that she never needed.

She made a Go Fund Me page that looked like it had been set up by her mum, who she cared for full-time.

The fake page was adorned with an old photo from a previous operation Nicole had had to remove her gall bladder months before.

As well as the frail hospital photo, the message on the page read that she was a "loving mum" who had been "recently diagnosed" but couldn't afford desperately needed medical care.

She listed a fake expert she claimed was treating her at a clinic in Barcelona while she was in fact enjoying the high life in Spain.

The "compulsive liar" funnelled the donations into her own accounts.

She used it to pay off mounting gambling debts and also splashed out on £3,000 Spurs box tickets and trips abroad.

At the time of her sentencing last year, Judge Mark Weekes said: "The deception was cunning and manipulative.

"You produced detail and at times a graphic account of the treatment you were receiving with a view to keeping those you had snared in your web of lies paying you money.

"You tugged at their heart strings. You made mention of your child to add to gild the lily still further and to attempt to wring more cash out of those you had deceived.

"All the while, you were gambling, enjoying shopping trips and luxuries in Italy and Spain at their expense."

He described Elkabbas' actions as "insulting to those who must genuinely and courageously face the battle against cancer".

One victim of Nicole's deception reported feeling "violated, used, betrayed, ashamed, embarrassed, humiliated, depressed and deflated".

Katie Taylor was duped into posting a link to heartless Nicole Elkabbas's GoFundMe page on her Facebook group community of more than 18,000 members.

She said she had "felt sick, repulsed, in shock, stunned and could not function properly" when police told her in 2018 that the fundraising campaign was fake.

Katie added: "I couldn’t believe this was true, I felt small and really, really stupid.

"I felt like Nicole must have been laughing in my face at how gullible I was, it was so humiliating.

"How could someone take advantage of me and our group members like this for so many months?"

A spokesperson for GoFundMe said: “All donations were refunded in 2019 when the misuse allegations were raised. Misuse counts for less than one 10th of 1% of all activity on GoFundMe and in the very rare case there is misuse, we refund donations."

She was charged with six counts of raud


Related Articles

Beautiful Virgin Islands
Credit Suisse's Scandalous History Resulted in an Obvious Collapse - It's time for regulators who fail to do their job to be held accountable and serve as an example by being behind bars.
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
Home Secretary Suella Braverman tours potential migrant housing in Rwanda as asylum deal remains mired in legal challenges
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
Paris Rioting vs Macron anti democratic law
BVI Freedom Song
'Sexual Fantasy' Assignment At US School Outrages Parents
Billy Preston - You Can't Beat God Giving (Live)
Credit Suisse to borrow $54 billion from Swiss central bank
Russian Hackers Preparing New Cyber Assault Against Ukraine
Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins - Anthony Brown w FBCG Combined Choir
Jeremy Hunt insists his Budget will get young parents and over-50s back into work
'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir
If this was in Tehran, Moscow or Hong Kong
National Anthem of the British Virgin Islands - Oh, Beautiful Virgin
Nashville police officer, and a female driver shooting one another
Hello Dolly
TRUMP: "Standing before you today, I am the only candidate who can make this promise: I will prevent World War III."
for KING & COUNTRY - Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Wi
Mexican President Claims Mexico is Safer than the U.S.
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
A brief banking situation report
Yes He Can
Lady bites police officer and gets instantly reaction
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
We are witnessing widespread bank fails and the president just gave a 5 min speech then walked off camera.
Donald Trump's asked by Tucker Carlson question on if the U.S. should support regime change in Russia?.
Touch The Hem Of His Garment
Good news: The U.S. government is now guaranteeing all deposits, held by, Silicon Valley Bank, and the funds are available as of today
The Lord's Prayer
Silicon Valley Bank exec was Lehman Brothers CFO
In a potential last-ditch effort, HSBC is considering a rescue deal to save Silicon Valley Bank UK from insolvency
BBC Director General, Tim Davie, has apologized, but not resigned, yet, following the disruption of sports programmes over the weekend
Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton, Oh, Happy Day
A Mississippian man, who was once considered a “ticking time bomb,” has lost a whopping 165 kilograms! What motivated this incredible transformation?
Ramblin' Rose
Elon Musk Is Planning To Build A Town In Texas For His Employees
Protoje - Who Knows ft. Chronixx
The Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse effect is spreading around the world, affecting startup companies across the globe
Pressure - Virgin Islands Nice
City officials in Berlin announced on Thursday that all swimmers at public pools will soon be allowed to swim topless
Phil Wickham - House Of The Lord
Fitness scam
My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
Market Chaos as USDC Loses Peg to USD after $3.3 Billion Reserves Held by Silicon Valley Bank Closed.
The Lion King Circle of Life by LEBO M. — LIVE at the HAVASI Symphonic
A primitive judge in Australia sparked outrage when he told a breastfeeding woman to leave his courtroom for being “a distraction"
Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In
Barcelona is feeling the heat as they face corruption charges over payments to former vice-president of Spain's referees' committee, Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira
Kanye West Sunday Service - hallelujah, salvation, and glory
Senator Tom Cotton: If the Mexican Government Won’t Stop Cartels from Killing Americans, Then U.S. Government Should
Jonathan Nelson - I Believe (Island Medley
Banking regulators close SVB, the largest bank failure since the financial crisis
From The Virgin Islands Sqad Up
The unelected UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, an immigrant himself, defends new controversial crackdown on illegal migration
Common, John Legend - Glory
Old clip of Bill Gates saying Ukraine is a big, fat, corrupt sinkhole is going viral
Anthony Evans vs. Jesse Campbell - If I Ain't Got You
Man’s penis amputated by mistake after he’s wrongly diagnosed with a tumour
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
In a major snub to Downing Street's Silicon Valley dreams, UK chip giant Arm has dealt a serious blow to the government's economic strategy by opting for a US listing
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
JP Morgan Becomes First Bank to Predict UK Will Avoid Recession
BVI Freedom Song
JP Morgan Becomes First Bank to Predict UK Will Avoid Recession
Billy Preston - You Can't Beat God Giving (Live)
How do stolen goods end up on Amazon, eBay and Facebook Marketplace?
It's the question on everyone's lips: could a four-day workweek be the future of employment?
Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins - Anthony Brown w FBCG Combined Choir
Is Gold the Ultimate Safe Haven Asset in Times of Uncertainty?
'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir
Spain officials quit over trains that were too wide for tunnels...
National Anthem of the British Virgin Islands - Oh, Beautiful Virgin
Don Lemon, a CNN anchor, has provided a list of five areas that he believes the black community needs to address.
Hello Dolly
Hello. Here is our news digest from London.
for KING & COUNTRY - Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Wi
Corruption and Influence Buying Uncovered in International Mainstream Media: Investigation Reveals Growing Disinformation Mercenaries
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up