By: Christine Souders
She's accused of lying about having cancer, even creating fake medical records, all to swindle her husband.
Police said Jennifer Pauley forged the signatures of an area oncologist, to fool loved ones into thinking she was dying.
Jennifer Pauley is facing a long list of charges including identity theft and forgery.
The East Moline Investigation Division said Pauley used her husband's personal information to open credit cards and write checks,
Police said she stole more than $10,000 dollars.
"We were able to come across the document through the course of the investigation, and then followed up on that with the physician, and verified it wasn't a legitimate document stating she had cancer," said Lieutenant Darren Gault, with the East Moline Investigation Division.
CBS 4 News talked to Pauley's husband, who recently filed for separation.
He asked us not to name him, but told CBS 4, Pauley never had cancer, she lied about having chemo therapy treatments, and used the money for drugs.
"I think it's very unfortunate someone would take advantage of someone's situation, that's tied to emotions like a terminal illness, to take advantage of someone for money," said Gault.
Willma Burkeybile was treated for lung cancer 2 years ago, and said as a cancer survivor herself, she doesn't understand why someone would want to lie about something so devastating, "Cancer is bad. I watch my son die with it, and then I had it, it's something you don't lie about."
Burkeybile added the struggle she's been through is not worth any amount of money, "It's hard, really hard."
CBS 4 News reached out to Jennifer Pauley's father who refused to comment about his daughter's arrest.
Pauley is being held in the Rock Island County jail on $140,000 dollar bond.
Police said they are still investigating for more possible offenses.