Every one of us has lied to get out of something at one point or another. I can vividly remember telling my parents I was sick to get out of having to go to school every so often (which never really worked), or getting out of something I didn’t want to do. We typically think that white lies are usually okay, and most of us tell them from time to time.
But big lies, lies about something as serious as cancer are never okay. Unfortunately, one East Windsor woman by the name of 37-year-old Aliyah Davis somehow didn’t get the memo.
Davis was convicted in December 2014 on charges relating to a fraud scheme centered around Mass Mutual. Facing up to 4 years in prison, Aliyah lied about having terminal cancer to get out of her sentence.
After thinking she fooled the justice system, she changed her name to Theresa Sutherland and committed unemployment compensation fraud, and was ultimately caught. Surprise, surprise.
After being summoned back to court, Aliyah Davis/Theresa Sutherland will have 12 to 18 months of prison time added to her original 4-year sentence she was ordered to serve back in 2014.
So what can we learn from stories like this one? Maybe don’t be an idiot? Don’t do something like lie about having a terminal cancer? Don’t be a terrible person? But hopefully, you all already knew that.