Pa. AIDS faker reaches plea bargain

September 9, 2008 6:22:53 AM PDT
A 29-year-old eastern Pennsylvania woman who pretended to have AIDS to collect medical and welfare benefits has worked out a plea bargain.

Cassey Jo Weierbach faces up to 17 years in prison when sentenced Nov. 3 in Northampton County Court. The Bethlehem woman pleaded no contest Monday to one count of felony prohibited acts under the state welfare code and misdemeanor forgery and tampering with records. She was initially charged with five felonies.

Before her arrest in 2006, Weierbach spoke at medical conferences, colleges and churches about her purported battle with AIDS.

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Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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