Arrest warrant issued for couple behind Nassau cancer scam

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MINEOLA -

A judge has issued a warrant for a Brooklyn couple who ran a cancer scam on Long Island.

Brittney Schmidt and Vincent Fina did not appear at a Mineola court Wednesday, missing their second consecutive appearance.

The pair admitted to using a Staten Island boy's photo and real-life cancer battle to scam thousands of dollars from Nassau County businesses.

Schmidt and Fina's defense attorney told the judge that his clients had a family emergency.

They now face up to three years in prison.

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