09/05/2012 02:30 EDT | Updated 11/05/2012 05:12 EST

Kristopher Nicholas Cook: Calgary Man Who Allegedly Faked Cancer, Held Fundraiser Which Made $7,500, Police Say

Calgary Sun
CALGARY - A Calgary man has been accused of pretending to have cancer and holding a fundraiser that garnered $7,500.

Police say the silent auction was held July 8, 2011, to raise funds for a man's cancer treatment.

The venue had been provided free of charge, and guests paid thousands of dollars for various donated items.

Following the event, attendees became skeptical that the man was using the funds for cancer treatment, and whether he had been diagnosed with cancer at all.

Police received information from the public in August and determined the funds were raised under fraudulent pretences.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 28-year-old Kristopher Nicholas Cook, of no fixed address.

He is described as white, five feet, eight inches tall, about 140 pounds and slim build.

Cook has brown eyes and hair and a receding hairline.

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