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A 28-year-old Calgary man who allegedly lied about having cancer, then held a fundraiser in which he made thousands of dollars, has been arrested in B.C.

Victoria Police say Kristopher Nicholas Cook was arrested Tuesday afternoon, following a tip from a member of the public. Arrangements are being made for his return to Calgary.

Mr. Cook allegedly held a silent auction in July 2011, to raise funds for his cancer treatment. Victoria Police say guests paid approximately $7,500 for various items that had been donated.

Attendees later grew suspicious that Mr. Cook actually had cancer, and Calgary Police opened their investigation last month. A warrant for fraud over $5,000 was issued for his arrest.

None of the allegations against Mr. Cook have been proven.

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