This Woman's Engagement Scam Will Make You Sick


engagement ringIf 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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bills... billsfan1104

As a cancer survivor, this makes me sick. Many people gave from their heart, and she took advantage of them. The money could of been used for a better cause and now its gone. How discouraging.

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

Wow... As someone who recently lost a loved one to cancer this infuriates me. I cannot believe that someone would go as far as she did. A person. A living breathing person. As someone else said its discouraging to say the least, not only for cancer patients here and passed, but for future marriages. I mean how many people are now rethinking there engagment to someone who is undergoing some kind of treatment for a disease or illness and wondering if its real? Sickning.

popta... poptart0325

I lost my grandfather to cancer and it's not something funny to joke about or to lie about. But I am a firm believer in karma and it's going to bite her in the ass. If she thinks it's okay to go around lying to people about a horrible disease, I wouldn't doubt it if she does end up with it. I bet then she'd have second thoughts about all the pain she has inflicted on her "fiance". I just want to punch this lady so hard.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

CM is filled with similar stories... women come here to tell about the death of their children, loss of a loved one or their own personal stories. They often ask for help, without actually asking for money- but the love and generosity that some women have for another is what they play against... and I'm assuming it works. It is sick, and for those that have been betrayed in this manner- a heartbreaking thrust into reality.

This story is more elaborate and personal, it seems... but some of the stories on CM have been just as planned and carefully orchestrated for months. People are just sick.

angev... angevil53

wow, just wow. she's all of what you said and more. there's another man that wont be able to love accept a relationship for a long long time.

Xo.LO... Xo.LOVES.Xo

Wow! Sick bitch......

Nicho... NicholasMama608

I had a friend who lied like this to me.  When we were 11 she told me she had Leukemia.  At 16 she "lost" all her hair because of the treatments.  When we were 17 she called and said she was recovering in the hospital because she had a brain tumor.  When we were 24 we decided that as single moms of boys we would move in together and I got her a job at the same place I was working at.  She "passed out" all the time and was always weak.  Her hair was thin and she looked sick.  She was always taking pills or time off work.  It started getting weird when she refused to go see a DR about it.  She told me she only had 6-9months left to live(while we were living together).  She said she wouldn't make it till Christmas.  I started thinking things were weird when I realized she was always buying new things even though she worked less than 20hrs a week.  I was supporting her, her son, myself and my son. CONT:

Nicho... NicholasMama608


I found out she was lying to her mother and telling her mother that I was blowing all my money on "diamonds and computers"(yup, with my tax return I bought myself a laptop for work and a pretty necklace that has one small diamond on it.)  I found out that she didn't have cancer(ever) and that she had pulled this scam time and time again and got someone to marry her and that's how she got pregnant with her son.  That's why he left her!  I still can't believe she lied about having cancer for 13yrs!  People like her and the woman in the article need serious psychological help!

Proud... ProudSingleMum

My Ex-SIL worked with a woman who told her boss that her SON had DIED. The boss/employees collected money to help her bury her son...then she just never came back to work. One of the employees saw her out a few months later WITH HER VERY MUCH ALIVE SON! RIDICULOUS!

Mamab... MamabearC

Absolutely despicable behavior. People that do this type of horrific act should most certainly go to jail for fraud.

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