Teenager Pretends To Have Cancer To Get Free Stuff From Charity
Police are investigating the allegations of Clutha Trust Charity against Eli Stewart, a terminal cancer patient. The charity is claiming that Stewart was just lying about his sickness and was just after the free gifts that he was receiving from the charity and other charities in the area.
Eric Stewart allegedly told Clutha Trust Charity in Scotland that he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, Mirror UK reports. According to the 19-year-old, his condition was discovered after a knee scan and a biopsy. He was discovered to have lung cancer and stomach cancer. Since then, he has taken part in several programs and events that helps in funding for young people like him.
Stewart was given a £1,000 guitar by the Clutha Trust Charity. The 19-year-old was also given an all-expense paid trip to Belfast to see the Titanic exhibition by Project Genie. He even arranged a concert for Project Genie at the Ivory Blacks nightclub. Thou, Project Genie insists that they have not received any money from the concert and lost contact with Stewart after the event.
The allegations grew during the end of 2016 when Clutha Trust Charity founder Allan Crossan felt suspicious about Stewart, The Sun UK reports. Stewart posted that he was having a discussion with Dr. Fiona Cowie at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. Yet, the doctor denies receiving any email from Stewart when asked by Allan Crossan.
A complaint was then brought to the police and detectives have already interviewed Crossan and representatives from Project Genie. Crossan also revealed that since the concert in Clutha a year ago, Stewart also made claims that beside his cancer, he also has epilepsy and was also suffering from seizures. He said that he was so terminally ill that he only had six months to live.
Police have confirmed that they have received a complaint against Stewart. Police also came to his house but was unavailable according to his mom.