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lesbian who lectured about living with AIDS arrested on
fraud charges

Pennsylvania
lesbian who lectured about living with AIDS arrested on
fraud charges

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A Pennsylvania lesbian who toured the country with her tragic story of being raped as a child and contracting AIDS has been arrested on fraud charges.

A Pennsylvania lesbian who toured the country with her tragic story of being raped as a child and contracting AIDS has been arrested on fraud charges. Cassey Weierbach, 27, spent years lecturing at churches, youth groups, and medical conferences using what authorities say were fabricated lab records as evidence she had been diagnosed with AIDS. Weierbach is accused of using the phony results to defraud Pennsylvania of $66,000 in medical benefits for the disease from 2003 onward. She also is accused of giving false information between 2004 and 2005 to at least three doctors, raising one physician's suspicions when she refused AIDS medication. The state launched an investigation after Allentown's Morning Call newspaper ran a story in which local pastor Lois Randolph claimed Weierbach had defrauded her congregation. Weierbach fired back, telling the paper the pastor was out to make her life "living hell," asking rhetorically, "Do you hate me so much because I'm gay that you are willing to destroy my life?" Weierbach was arraigned Friday on charges of theft by deception, forgery, tampering with records, and making false statements. She was released on $25,000 bail. (Sirius OutQ News)

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