Nibley woman accused of faking cancer diagnosis arraigned in court

Lesley Elizabeth Jensen, 26, faking a cancer diagnosis to steal money from her family, charity organizations and others.

LOGAN — A 26-year-old Nibley woman will remain in jail without bail after being arrested Wednesday, accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to steal money from her family, charity organizations and others.

Lesley Elizabeth Jensen was arraigned in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon. She appeared by closed circuit video from the Cache County Jail.

Cache County Attorney James Swink told the court they intend to file additional charges against Jensen, who is already facing 10 counts of felony communications fraud and forgery.

Judge Brian Cannell also ordered Jensen to remain in jail without bail after Swink said there was concern for her safety and that she could be a flight risk.

Logan City Police said Jensen claimed to be diagnosed with advanced stages of glioblastoma brain cancer. She created, altered and forged fictitious medical documents to steal money from family, friends and charity fundraisers.

Prior to her arrest, Jensen was being treated at Logan Regional Hospital after Cache County Sheriff’s deputies found her unconscious in a vehicle.

Police are still trying to determine how much money Jensen was able to steal and are asking the public to contact them, if they made a donation to her.

Jensen is scheduled to appear again in court on December 16.

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