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Cancer cheater Hanna Dickinson has extended jail term after being caught in another lie

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Scam artist and cancer impostor who lied about being terminally ill to scam more than $100,000 from taxpayers, will spend LONGER in jail after more of her lies were discovered

  • Hanna Dickinson in jail for $100,000 scam for fake cancer treatment
  • Dickinson, 28, was sentenced to 12 months in prison last November for the elaborate scam
  • She was sentenced to a further four months in prison in a Melbourne court on Thursday
  • Dickinson had forged a reference letter from her employer to use in court










Hanna Dickinson, 28, told her loved ones that she had a rare cancer and had fraudulently received more than $100,000 in disability benefits between January 2014 and October 2018.

A cancer con man jailed for lying about being terminally ill will spend even longer behind bars after being caught doing another fabrication.

Hanna Dickinson, 28, told her loved ones that she had a rare cancer and had fraudulently received more than $100,000 in disability benefits between January 2014 and October 2018.

She was sentenced to 12 months behind bars in November last year and was handed a further four months in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to making a false document in Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Dickinson forged a false reference letter from her manager at HenderCare, the aged and disabled care service, to use in court, the Herald Sun reported.

Her manager was unaware that the reference had been attributed to her or used in a plea in court in February last year, after Dickinson impersonated someone else to get a $30,000 car loan.

The scammer was also fined $1,500 on Thursday for illegally obtaining a cell phone after using a former friend’s email for a $2,500 iPhone contract.

Dickinson’s lawyers said on Thursday that she had looked after other inmates’ babies while in prison and that she had shown “compassion and empathy.”

Her run of lies began in 2013 when she told her loved ones that she had been diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that affects smooth muscle tissue.

The conwoman was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in Victoria’s County Court last November for what Judge Sarah Dawes described as “outrageous” lies, but Dickinson was only ordered to serve 12 months.

Serial con man and cancer cheater Hanna Dickinson (pictured) will spend another four months in prison after filing a false reference in court

Serial con man and cancer cheater Hanna Dickinson (pictured) will spend another four months in prison after filing a false reference in court

The warrant meant that after serving 12 months, she could be released on a $1,000 warrant, which required her to do her best for three years.

Her elaborate scam involved falsifying medical documents, including one claiming to be from a doctor and another from a surgeon, to claim the disability pension.

She said she was about to start chemotherapy and was looking at treatment options overseas.

Dickinson even cheated on her own mother, who in 2014 told Services Australia that her daughter had only three months to live.

While telling her lies, she tricked friends and family into raising $41,770 to treat a cancer she didn’t have, and in 2018 was given a two-year community correctional order.

But Dickinson violated that by falsifying documents to get the $30,000 car loan and was subsequently jailed in June of last year.

She was still behind bars when she was sentenced to 12 months in November 2020.

The court heard that she had used the money she had defrauded to fund her parties and lavish lifestyle, while also traveling abroad.

Hanna Dickinson (pictured during a previous lawsuit) claimed she had terminal cancer so she could collect more than $100,000 in disability benefits

Hanna Dickinson (pictured during a previous lawsuit) claimed she had terminal cancer so she could collect more than $100,000 in disability benefits

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