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Her parents received donations from their friends, the court was told.

31,000) after telling her parents that she needed medical treatment overseas.

Now 24, Hanna has faced Melbourne Magistrates' Court, pleading guilty to seven charges of obtaining property by deception.

Nathan and Rachel Cue, who were neighbours, took money out of their mortgage and donated £11,000 but went to police after spotting images that Dickenson posted on Facebook which showed her drinking and partying. The judge referred to her actions as "despicable".

Melbourne Magistrates' Court was told that one person donated almost £5,500 after he was discharged from hospital following his own cancer treatment.

Her parents gave her the money to fund said "treatment".

Describing the moment she asked them for money, they had said: "We are sitting here in the dining room and (the mother) comes over and says Hanna has six weeks to live, she's in palliative care. we need $40,000 desperately".

"People's conscious desire to assist has been touched. that's the social trust".

"Ms Dickenson has engaged in conduct that tears at the very heartstrings of human nature", he stated. These are people who worked hard and dug into their own pockets'.

She also compared the deception to one involving an Australian celebrity blogger, Belle Gibson, who was fined A$410,000 previous year after falsely claiming to have beaten brain cancer.

The 24-year-old who is a real estate agent was punished to three months in jail and given a 12-month Community Corrections Order under which she will require to do 150 hours of community work and also undergo treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues.

Lindsay said she'll likely appeal her client's sentence.


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