Police: Galloway woman faked terminal illness for extended stay

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Police have arrested an Atlantic County woman who they say faked having a terminal illness and convinced a family to take care of her for more than a month.

Authorities said Tuesday 26-year-old Kiley White, of Galloway, was charged July 12 with theft by deception and harassment after staying with an Egg Harbor Township family for the past five weeks.

Linda Evans tells WCAU-TV her family cared for the woman, and "every day was just like she has one more day to live."

Officer Cherie Burgan says that White pretended to be other people during the investigation, including her own hospice nurse.

Police say that White pulled a similar scheme in Pennsylvania, but she was never charged with a crime.

White declined comment on the allegations.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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