Dickenson's parents, struggling farmers, asked their friends and neighbors to help raise the funds to send her to Germany for treatment.
Hanna Dickenson, a 24-year-old Australian woman, duped her family and accepted an amount of about A$40,000 (31,000 USD) after telling them that she was suffering from terminal cancer and required medical treatment overseas.
But Dickenson repaid their collective 42,000 AUD ($32,552) with years of hard partying, abuse of drugs and alcohol, and overseas vacations - all on their dime.
Dickenson, a real estate agent, convinced her parents and doctors that she had been undergoing clinical trials for cancer treatment.
A judge called Dickenson's actions "despicable", reported BBC.
Melbourne Magistrates' Court was told that one person donated almost £5,500 after he was discharged from hospital following his own cancer treatment.
Dickenson pleaded guilty to seven counts of obtaining property by deception in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.
One couple, Nathan and Rachel Cue, took money from their mortgage to help their friends after being told Dickenson needed $40,000 Australian dollars as she had only six weeks to live.
"People's conscious desire to assist has been touched. that's the social trust".
Although Dickenson had paid back NZ$15,000 prior to appearing in court this week, she was sentenced to three months in jail, with a 12-month community corrections order.
Photographs Dickenson posted to her Facebook page led one of the scam's donors to voice suspicions to the police that things weren't on the up-and-up.
An Australian celebrity blogger, Belle Gibson, was fined around $318,000 in 2017, after falsely claiming to have beaten brain cancer.
Lindsay said she'll likely appeal her client's sentence.