A Tottenham supporting mum allegedly faked cancer to rake in £45,000 from well-wishers which she then spent on foreign holidays, gambling and Premier League football matches.
Nicole Elkabbass is accused of using the ill-gotten gains to splash out on luxury trips abroad and tickets to Tottenham Hotspur, as well as restaurants and “heavy gambling”.
She made the fake claims on a Go Fund Me page.
The page read, ‘Nicole needs our help treatments’ described mother-of-one Elkabbass as a “beautiful daughter” and “loving mum” who was “recently diagnosed”.
It came with a photo showing Elkabbass as frail, laying on her back in a hospital bed under a blanket, eyes closed and mouth open.
But the picture was actually taken after she had an operation to remove her gallbladder, the court heard.
Giving evidence, Elkabbass’s former friend, consultant gynaecologist Nicholas Humphrey Morris, denied her claims that he diagnosed her with cancer.