MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man is accused of faking having terminal cancer after a benefit for him raised more than $4,200, according to court documents.
Steven Lee Mohn, 38, of Opal Court, was arraigned Tuesday on one count of false pretenses by Berkeley County Magistrate Harry L. Snow, according to court documents.
The benefit, a Poker Run featuring live music, free food, games, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes, raised $4,260 in contributions, records stated.
The event was held May 6 at Shipwrecked Bar & Grill near Martinsburg, according to the business’ website.
According to a complaint filed by West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.M. Walker, Mohn claimed to only have 12 to 18 months to live after developing cancer in lymph nodes in his pelvis, chest and neck. He also claimed that the disease progressed to stage III and metastasized to his lungs and kidneys, court documents state.