Some people write me nice notes that say “I love your blog. It is intelligent, relevant and thoughtful.” But then there are the nasty comments, even some which may or may not be interpreted as an implied threat.
Here is one I got today or overnight is more accurate, as I am not up at that hour:
Ummm ok. Love the threatening tone, do I have to call the police? Has this message been sent to every media person or any other bloggers who covered this? Here are some links:
Philly Voice: Fraud charges mount against Chester County powerlifter who allegedly faked cancer for fundraiser
Jessica Cornell Smith, 32, was previously accused of refusing to issue refunds after organizing a powerlifting event that was canceled
BY VIRGINIA STREVA
NBC10 Philadelphia: PENNSYLVANIA
Woman Accused of Lying About Cancer to Scam GoFundMe and Facebook Donors Out of More Than $10K By David Chang and Deanna Durante • Published November 4, 2019 • Updated on November 5, 2019 at 10:38 pm
NBC10 Philadelphia: Woman Charged With Faking Cancer to Scam GoFundMe Donors Now Accused of ID Theft, Police Impersonation and Lying About Involvement With Preston & Steve Event
Wilmington Police confirmed Tuesday that Jessica Cornell Smith, 32, is wanted out of Delaware on charges of identity theft and impersonating a police officer
And these are only a smattering of the articles on this case. Why was I interested? Because I am a cancer survivor and few things hit me in the wrong way like fake cancer charities and cancer money scams. So I wrote a piece about it and so what? Media sources etc listed. I didn’t break any new ground. Did this person go after the podcast The Ever Evolving Truth I wonder? Were those folks threatened given this statement from August?
So this morning I went on an Internet hunt to see if the case had gone to court and was there a disposition? This is what I found:
So the case has NOT gone to court as in NO trial yet, so where is this disposition? How can someone be innocent when the trial has NOT happened yet? The court docket says that at present the trial will happen in front of Chester County Judge Jeffrey Sommer on OCTOBER 21, 2020.
I wrote about this originally (again) because I am now a 9 year cancer survivor who has also had secondary cancers (squamous cell skin cancer if it is any of your business.) This thing with cancer scams BUGS me. Cancer is EXPENSIVE. No joke, I get it.
I was lucky, but it also was not easy every month making payments until the debt was finally gone. ON THE BREAST CANCER BILLS. Right now I am looking at a few thousand in overage from insurance that I have to pay because of two skin cancer surgeries I had this year.
I have donated to cancer fundraisers on occasion. Not every one that crosses my path, but when I know someone does need help, I try to pay it forward. I have quite a few friends battling HORRIBLE cancers right now. Cancer is no joke so when a fake thing pops up, I am naturally upset.
This story even made international news. In the UK for example. The Daily Star and The Daily Mail. I did not originate it and there are court dockets and District Attorneys office stuff so why is this guy hassling me?
So here’s the deal: I will update when the trial has occurred and the Chester County District Attorney’s office releases something. Or when the docket changes to reflect disposition. Or regular print and television journalists do an update. But nasty commenter? I have done nothing wrong. All you have done is draw more attention towards your “friend” and was that the goal?
Thanks for stopping by for this episode of I kind of guess it’s time to threaten a blogger.