Sure I Have Cancer. Just Ask Me…I Mean My Doctor

Here’s a case of fake cancer with a twist. The twist, as you may have assumed given what site you’re on, is that it was executed poorly.

An unidentified 46-year-old Swedish woman, citing a fear of what prison life would be like, forged herself up a medical certificate stating that she was suffering from terminal cancer in the hopes that it would help her avoid going to jail. If all she had to do was get one over on the prison service, she might have pulled it off. But unfortunately for her she also had to get past the social insurance people, and that didn’t go so well.

While officials at the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården) were fooled by the ruse, the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) was less gullible, noting that the certificate looked old and as if someone had tampered with the contents.

Under interrogation, doctors revealed that the note was poorly written.

“You don’t write that someone has three-to-six months to live and you don’t use the words ‘sick with cancer’ (‘cancersjuk’),” one doctor explained, according to the Metro newspaper.

For her effort, the woman earned an extra two months to find out what prison life would be like.

So what was she going to jail for in the first place, you may be asking yourself. That would be aggravated fraud, my friends. Yes, aggravated fraud.

She claims to have never been to jail before, which either makes this fraud stuff a new thing for her or a poor reflection on Swedish investigators and office workers.

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