MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) -- A Midwest City woman has pleaded guilty to charges after she scammed metro residents out of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts.
In September of 2017, Jacee Cartwright used Facebook to contact people and ask them for food, clothes and supplies for herself and her three children.
She said they were living out of a car and had nothing following an abusive marriage. A church group in Moore came to her aid, buying and taking up donations by the truckload and delivering them to the mother.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Cartwright was never abused and made everything up.
“Cartwright told me she had been receiving assistance from numerous people for several months and that she had ‘taken it too far.’ Cartwright confessed that she had made up the circumstances she had posted on Facebook so that she could get assistance from others. She said she got the idea after seeing a single mother post similar circumstances and receive assistance from the public. She told me her husband was not abusive and she had not left him. Cartwright told me she and her husband are current on their rent and utilities and that her husband has a full-time job,” the affidavit states.