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By David J. PhillipAssociated PressArticle CANADA (AP) A British woman accused of making false claims about a cancer diagnosis has pleaded not guilty in court.

Karen McFarland, 30, of Toronto, is charged with fraud over $5,000.

She has been released on a $5 million bond and is due in court March 28.

McFarland and her boyfriend, Paul Gee, 28, of Brampton, Ont., face seven charges, including five counts of fraud over five years.

McAllister’s lawyer, John Egan, said McFarlands claims were based on an email from her mother that had been sent to a woman in Australia.

He said McAllister had no contact with Gee or her mother.

McGowan and McFarlanders lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.