Woman accused of attempted kidnapping in San Antonio was bride who faked cancer in 2010, court records show
A woman who was arrested in San Antonio this week for allegedly trying to kidnap a child at a West Side Walmart store is the same woman convicted a decade ago after admitting that she faked a cancer diagnosis to scam people out of thousands of dollars to pay for her dream wedding and honeymoon, according to court records.
SA family raises money for mother, daughter’s funeral arrangements
“It is hard to believe and to sink in because we just saw her earlier that day,” said Jessica Vega, Amanda Vega’s sister-in-law. “When (Amanda’s) mother died, she was the one that kept everyone together,” Jessica Vega said. She did any and everything for her children.”That wisdom carried on to Julissa Bocanegra as she grew up. In 2019, Amanda Vega lost her husband and the father of her children, Roger Bocanegra, in a hit-and-run. “They took that really hard and was still hurting from that because it is still fresh,” Jessica Vega said.