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MONTGOMERY, N.Y. -- A former Montgomery woman has been indicted on charges that she posed as a terminally ill bride to bilk people and businesses out of money.
Last September, we spoke to Jessica Vega's husband and two business owners who said she lied about having cancer in order to get thousands of dollars in freebies, including flowers and wedding rings. Vega's husband has since filed for divorced.
Now, the Attorney General's office has announced that Vega will face several felony charges, including grand larceny and scheme to defraud.
Being convicted on any of those felony charges could land Vega up to four years in prison.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a statement on the indictment, saying, “By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community's hearts and minds, and profited off of their generosity. Our office will hold this individual accountable for fleecing the public through lies and deception."