Nurse accused of faking terminal lung cancer pleads not guilty

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) – A former OSU nurse who claimed she had a terminal sickness was arraigned in Delaware County Frequent Pleas Court docket on Friday. In line with the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Workplace, Tawni Fuller, 33, has been launched on her personal recognizance. A $5,000 O.R. bond was set, that means she is going to solely pay that quantity if she doesn’t seem for future court docket hearings.In line with court docket paperwork, Fuller was employed at OSU hospital as a nurse anesthetist in 2016. In line with court docket paperwork, all through summer time and spring of that 12 months, she falsely claimed to associates and coworkers she had terminal lung most cancers. An investigation revealed that Fuller lied about being sick.“Ms. Fuller took advantage of friends, coworkers, her community and employer – people who trusted and cared for her,” stated Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “If you’ve ever known someone who has fought cancer, it’s horrifying, and it’s hard to believe that someone would take advantage of the community in this way.”Fuller is charged with telecommunications fraud, theft and 5 counts of forgery, in keeping with the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Workplace.

“It was big in the number of people that it affected. It affected a number of her friends and co-workers at OSU. It affected some of her family members,” stated O’Brien. “Everyone’s actions have consequences. In this case, she not only affects the people that she dealt with individually and that she tricked, but also the people that want to give to a charitable organization or a family or a person supporting from cancer later on,” O’Brien added.As a situation of her bond, Fuller is prohibited from having any contact with victims or witnesses and is banned from OSU property.A trial date has been set for October 9, 2018.

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