By Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. — An Alabama woman is accused of faking terminal cancer and using two GoFundMe pages to bilk at least $38,000 from friends and family who were trying to help her.
Moon wrote that he and the lawyer turned over their information to authorities, who initiated the investigation that led to Cataldo’s arrest.
Cataldo’s parents have not pressed charges against her, and authorities do not believe they plan to do so, Moon wrote.
“I can’t understand why she would’ve done it,” Cataldo’s father, Robert Flynn, told Moon Thursday afternoon in a phone interview. “I just don’t know what would drive someone to do something like that. And I don’t know how she could keep us fooled for so long.”
Marshall said additional charges are possible because more people who gave Cataldo money could come forward.
“The joint federal and state investigation is continuing, and the Attorney General’s Office urges anyone with information or who may be a possible victim of Cataldo to contact the Criminal Trials Division by calling 334-353-1875,” the news release said.
No additional information was given in the release because the investigation is still active.