Bail reduced for Belleville woman who allegedly profited off fake cancer claims
Alissa Jackson, 31, is accused of lying about having terminal cancer, then receiving thousands of dollars in fundraising. By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV.com) – A judge has reduced the bond of a Belleville woman who is accused of pocketing thousands because she falsely claimed she had cancer.
Alisa Jackson, 31, who was charged with two counts of felony theft had her bond reduced from $100,000 to $75,000. Jackson allegedly pocketed money and gifts while claiming she had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Authorities determined she did not have cancer and arrested her in early June.
Several people who said they held fundraisers for Jackson were at the St. Clair County Courthouse Monday for Jackson’s bond hearing.
“To scam and to make people believe it is absurd,” said victim Amanda Tabor. “It makes me sick to my stomach. I can’t fathom it.”
The judge lowered Jackson’s bail but with certain conditions attached. Jackson must wear an electronic monitoring device, have no contact with the victims, and cannot live outside St. Clair County.
Both Jackson’s mother and husband refused to comment on the case. Jackson’s lawyer told News 4 he is unsure if Jackson can make it out of jail even though bail has been reduced.