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A woman who conned her friends out of nearly 250,000 GBP by pretending to have breast cancer has been jailed for 30 months in Porrentruy, Switzerland.

Fraudster Melodie Barjavel, 59, concocted the scam only months after being released from prison in Germany where she had pulled an identical con.

She claimed that her medical insurers had refused to pay hospital bills leaving her massively in debt.

One of her 20 victims cashed in her 100,000 GBP life savings to help her.

Unrepentant Barjavel told the court: "I asked and they gave."

Judge Pierre Lachat said: "This is odious.

"You put on this evil performance of having breast cancer and then plucked on people's heartstrings," he added.

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