Shawna Lynn Palmer, 22, from California, was getting workers' compensation because of a foot injury she suffered earlier this year. She told the California Department of Insurance that she could not put any pressure on one of her feet and that she couldn't even wear shoes! The doctor had even given her crutches because of her condition.
But there's a slight problem with her story. Palmer entered the 2014 Miss Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix contest! How could she do it... she couldn't even walk! Well, there she was - walking in high-heeled shoes - on a YouTube video clip! And she wasn't using crutches! Go figure. Then she entered a second beauty contest, still collecting workers' comp! And who paid for it? Taxpayers! Now she's in big trouble, and was arrested for fraud. She doesn't have any crutch to lean on now! Sorry, I couldn't resist.
From Illinois comes a sham so low, you won't believe it! Alissa Jackson, who told her community that she had cancer, started a charity on her behalf called Alissa's Army. For over two years, many people either donated their time or money. People from around the world gave, totaling a sum of over $30,000! You probably know what I'm going to say next... she faked cancer - she never had it! She told her neighbors, friends, and family members that she was dying. She even told her own kids daily that she was dying of cancer! Now that's low!