If you don't feel like being infuriated, pissed, and downright disgusted, you really should stop reading now. You do? Okay, here we go.
Caroline Bull told her boyfriend, Luke Stringer, that she had incurable cervical cancer and only had six months to live. She also said that it was her last wish to walk down the aisle with him. So, what did helplessly heart-broken Stringer do? He immediately dropped to one knee and asked her for his hand in marriage. Elaborate wedding arrangements, lavish lobster dinners, and over $6,000 for cancer research later, he found out she made the whole thing up.
But it doesn't stop there.
This disgusting excuse for a human being -- and I hate to even call her human -- went so far as to ask her fiance for things like a certain song be played at her funeral -- and for him to get some of the lyrics tattooed on his arm. (He did.) She also requested that the men wear pink ties with white shirts at her wedding, and pink ties with black shirts at her funeral. Bull even went as far as to tell her fiance that she was being flown to Brussels by helicopter for surgery, complete with giving him a nurse's phone number and all. Stringer says:
I got texts from this nurse saying Caroline had almost died on the operating table and her prayers were with us. I was distraught. I assume now it was just Caroline texting me.
The jig was up when her roommate noticed that all the checks made out to Cancer Research were still at the house, but the cash -- and Caroline -- were missing. Eventually, she was found and arrested.
I mean, I can't -- I don't even know what to say. As someone who has lost someone very dear to them to cancer, I really don't know if I could think of something worse. It's unbelievable that someone could go through with this. I don't know how you wouldn't die of guilt in the process.
We all know that, unfortunately, this isn't the first time someone has lied about being sick. Some may say it's a mental illness, I say that's a crock -- these people are selfish, greedy, and completely lack any compassion for any other living thing (I guess, maybe it is a disease -- it's called being a sociopath.). People who pull these stunts tend to do so for sympathy and attention, but occasionally, it's just for cold hard cash.
I hope this Caroline Bull is locked up for the rest of her life. And even then, I'm not sure if she'll realize the magnitude of such an elaborate lie. Dealing with a loved one being ill is one of the most tramatizing, depressing things anyone could ever go through. And to cause all that pain for a few extra bucks? I hope she never sees the light of day again.
What do you think of this woman -- and others -- lying about being sick?
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