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Schoolgirl, 17, brain tumor FAKED to trick Louis Tomlinson and his fans out of £400,000 for private jet trips to Disney

A TEEN faked a brain tumor to trick some of the world’s top pop stars with hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund the Disney trips of his dreams.

Megan Bhari founded the Believe in Magic charity to help other terminally ill 17-year-olds in 2012 before her death in 2018.

Megan Bhari, 17, founder of Believe in Magic, is backed by One Direction star Louis Tomlinson

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Megan Bhari, 17, founder of Believe in Magic, is backed by One Direction star Louis TomlinsonCredit: Twitter

An inquest later noted she died of heart failure related to fatty liver but there was no mention of the tumor in her medical records, The Times reports.

Her charity – backed by One Direction, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran – was dissolved last week after an investigation discovered nearly £400,000 was missing from its books.

Other stars including Jessie J, Pharrell Williams, Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Olly Murs have also supported the organization’s fundraising efforts over the years.

According to reports, Bhari traveled on a private jet and luxury jets and stayed at Disney resorts while she was undergoing “treatment” in the US.

One Direction and loyal fans raised an amount to help her as she called for the “save lives” fund.

At the time, doctors were concerned about her frequent visits to the hospital – which didn’t seem to be seriously wrong.

In January 2015, One Direction helped the then-teenage girl raise £120,000 for radon therapy amid claims she had developed a second tumour.

Team member Louis Tomlinson is said to have made a huge personal contribution to the foundation.

Charity founded to help'other' seriously ill children in 2012

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Charity founded to help ‘other’ seriously ill children in 2012
Bhari has traveled on a private jet and luxury cabins and stayed at Disney resorts

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Bhari has traveled on a private jet and luxury cabins and stayed at Disney resortsCredit: Twitter

That same year, David Cameron presented her with a special award in recognition of her work as an “outstanding volunteer”.

However, parents of other children with cancer became concerned about the child’s accounts of her illness and began investigating.

Wigan woman Joanne Ashcroft found her call to raise funds for her treatment lacked factual detail.

She told The Times: “I have spoken to other cancer parents near me who feel the same way.

“Our children have experienced the most terrible illness and treatments imaginable, only something in the words isn’t true.”

They hired a private investigator, who discovered Bhari was staying at Walt Disney World in Florida.

The Charity Commission later opened an investigation into Believing in Magic before freezing its account following “multiple complaints.”

It shows huge withdrawals of £133,000 were made in the year to November 2015 and £156,000 were withdrawn in the following year.

She passed away in 2018 at the age of 23 but there is no mention of the tumor in her medical records

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She passed away in 2018 at the age of 23 but there is no mention of the tumor in her medical records

The commission found the charity’s trustees had failed to declare their accounts with the funds “misconduct and/or mismanagement.”

Police investigated the complaints but said there was not enough evidence to bring the matter further.

The charity was closed last week and any remaining funds will go to the Children’s Wish Roundtable Foundation.

Bhari’s mother Jean O’Brien, 66, one of the charity’s trustees, also agreed not to become a trustee or hold a senior management position at a charity. in 5 years.

Last week, she presented the Commission’s decision to close the charity and allegations that her daughter faked her illness.

She wrote on Facebook: “No one on this earth can love Meg more than I do. I have done all I can to make her life as wonderful, happy and comfortable as possible.”

“The charity grew very quickly, and although Meg and I worked tirelessly, I take full responsibility for the less-than-perfect record-keeping and management.

“I am not ashamed to say that I have been pushed to the brink by these completely untrue and devastating allegations.”

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