TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been charged with falsely telling people he has cancer to collect money to pay for treatment.
Trumbull police have charged 36-year-old Stephen Bacchiocchi
(bah-kee-OH'-kee) of Ansonia with larceny, forgery and conspiracy.
Police say Bacchiocchi put canisters at several businesses in
Trumbull to solicit donations for help to fight his supposed
Police say Baccchiocchi and an accomplice provided false
documentation and stories about his condition, and allegedly cashed
a $500 check from a sympathetic Trumbull resident.
Fairfield police had previously charged Bacchiocchi on similar
charges. They say he collected at least $6,000 by placing canisters
in restaurants and stores in Fairfield, Trumbull, Bridgeport and
A message seeking comment was left at his home Thursday.
Ansonia Man Charged With Faking Cancer
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