Former Hockeyroos player and Redkite employee Kate Hubble will be sentenced on Friday after faking cancer and defrauding the charity she worked for.
The former sports star, 32, told co-workers she had 'months' to live after being diagnosed with cancer, and accepted the generosity of a Perth parent who had lost their child to cancer, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
For more than two years the former Redkite employees annual salary from the charity organisation was $75,000.
Hubble's Redkite salary was covered by the donor, meaning more than $140,000 was given to Hubble from the trusting parent.
Her lies were accompanied by a series of forged doctors notes provided by a Perth oncologist.
Notes she had faked were tendered in court from a Dr Siobhan Ng in 2015 and Dr Gearoid O'Connor in 2017.
The first fraudulent letter, from Dr Ng, claimed Hubble had been in her care since early 2014, and had a 'ten-week course of treatment' in October of 2015.
The letter, which was not legitimately signed off by the Perth oncologist, backed up Hubble's claims to her co-workers that she had been diagnosed with cancer.
Another fraudelent letter sent in July claimed she was receiving immunotherapy treatment and advised she be allowed to work from home, or be given a personal office bathroom due to toxicity.
The former sports star pleaded guilty at Downing Centre Court on Monday to four charges of making and using false documents to obtain financial benefit, and is due for sentencing this Friday.