Some $10,000 was raised at a Waco, Texas, benefit for Trista Joy Lathern, who claimed she was having chemotherapy for breast cancer, even shaving her head. Instead, she got a boob job. When donor Diana Teichelman found out, "It felt like someone socked me in the gut." Read the full story. TODAY’s Meredith Vieira talks to a victim of the scam and Chief Deputy Randy Plemons about the tall tale. Watch their discussion:
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“The idea that someone would pretend to have [breast cancer] makes you just sick to your stomach,” said TODAY host and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb in a web-only video. “I can’t believe someone would do that."
On the show, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford asked what kind of punishment people thought the woman should get? What do you think? Share your thoughts here.