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What's the Scummiest Lie Told by Alleged Pregnancy/Cancer Faker Jennifer Dempsey?

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In case you missed it, Phoenix police arrested 35-year-old Jennifer Dempsey yesterday for allegedly having sex with a pair of boys, ages 14 and 16.

According to Phoenix police, Dempsey had convinced the boys she was 16, and then lied about being pregnant. On a related note, police say that for the past five years, she's been lying about having cancer.

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-Jennifer Dempsey's Accused of Lying About Her Age...and Being Pregnant...and Having Cancer

Detectives discovered that Dempsey had met a pair of teenage boys -- ages 14 and 16 -- on Facebook, and eventually had sex with them.

According to police, Dempsey was interviewed after someone turned over some incriminating text messages, and she admitted to having sex with the 16-year-old boy, but not the 14-year-old.

Police say detectives also discovered that she told both of the boys that she was pregnant, and ended up having a meeting about it with one of the boy's parents.

During all of this, detectives discovered that the chemotherapy port on her chest was fake. Police say Dempsey had been telling her family that she had cancer for five years, and shaved her head, bought wigs, and taped the chemo port to her chest in an effort to prove it.

Dempsey didn't say anything to the detectives about cancer-faking, according to the cops.

So, while Dempsey was jailed on multiple charges of having sex with minors, the people in her life were left with some gigantic lies.

First of all, you can imagine that these boys could possibly be terrified to find out that they were allegedly conned into sex acts with a 35-year-old woman. Then again, imagine how those kids felt after they thought they got a girl pregnant -- with one of them even having a meeting with the girl and his parents.

Finally, for f$%#'s sake, Dempsey's family thought for five years that she had cancer.

Which one of these alleged lies do you think is the downright scummiest?

Cast your vote below:


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