Kiley White scams Linda & Steve Evans into staying at their Egg Harbor, NJ family home after faking brain cancer. Found out after 5 weeks of elaborate ruse.
A New Jersey woman has been arrested after ‘tricking’ a family into believing that she had brain cancer — while crashing at their home for more than a month.
Kiley White, 26, of Galloway, preyed on the kindness of the Evans family in Egg Harbor Township for over a month, until eventually being found out last week.
‘All night long, she would be moaning and groaning and I would be massaging her legs,’ told Linda Evans via NBC 10. ‘Every day was just like she has one more day to live.’
Adding, ‘It was all lies — all lies’.
White was arrested July 12 while making her way back to the Evans home and charged with theft by deception and harassment, local police said.
A police report noted the woman conning the Evans family after meeting husband and wife through a mutual friend in early June. When White claimed she had nowhere to stay due to a traumatic family history, the couple took her in.
‘On each occasion, she has preyed on the sympathy and compassion of others, receiving services and goods from those victims whom she scammed,’ Egg Harbor Township police said in a statement.
It wasn’t immediately clear where White had been staying and for what duration prior to ‘moving in’ with the Evans family.
Who exactly is Kiley White anyway?
White’s demise finally came after the family contacting cops after ‘concerned’ relatives became suspicious and discovered White using similar tactics in the Pittsburgh area.
Egg Harbor police confirmed that White ‘pulling a similar act,’ on other occasions in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but never being charged with a crime. On each occasion, she received services and goods from her scam victims, cops said.
‘On each occasion, she has preyed on the sympathy and compassion of others, receiving services and goods from those victims whom she scammed,’ Detective Sgt. Cherie Burgan said.
Police also determined that White pretended to be other people as well, including her own hospice nurse.
The Evans showed purported text messages from White’s ‘nurse’ that provided medical instructions.
‘It’s just amazing that someone could come up with that elaborate of a story and have verifications along the way,’ Steve Evans said.
Reiterated Linda Evans, ‘She needs help,’
Adding, ‘She needs serious help.’
The Evans said they spent close to $1,000 on White while alleging the fraud also having an emotional cost.
‘I was shaken, totally shaken to my core,’ Linda Evans said. ‘Because here I loved on a girl that never existed and gave everything.’
White is believed to now be staying at a Galloway Township home and is awaiting a future court date. It remained unclear how the woman managed to come into the new home….