Reports state that cancer fraudster Kristopher Nicholas Cook has pleaded guilty to fraud today.
He pleaded guilty through lawyer Joel Chevrefils in provincial court to one count of fraud over $5,000, the Calgary Herald reports.
“He’s extremely sorry for what he’s done and is already having discussions about him wanting to pay back to society. He wants to make restitution to individuals if they can be found and properly documented and to make a donation to the cancer foundation," Chevrefils said outside court, the Calgary Herald adds.
Cook was beaten by fellow inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre earlier this month. He had bruises under both eyes, resulting from a broken nose and did not speak during the court proceeding, the Calgary Sun says.
He was arrested in Victoria after police issued a warrant for him in relation the fraudulent fundraiser and received a tip from public.
Attendees became skeptical of Cook after he allegedly held a silent auction to raise funds for his cancer treatment in July of 2011. Guests paid a total of approximately $7,500 for various donated items.
He will undergo a psychiatric assessment before his sentencing hearing on Nov. 13, Metro Calgary reports.