Ex-Hockeyroo Who Claimed She Had Cancer To Get Cash To Be Sentenced

She'll be sentenced next week

Ex-Hockeyroo Who Claimed She Had Cancer To Get Cash To Be Sentenced

A former Hockeyroo who claimed to be terminally ill with cancer will be sentenced after she pleaded guilty to faking a doctor's certificate and medical letters.

Kathryn Hubble, of Potts Point, is expected to be sentenced in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court next week after pleading guilty to making and using false documents for a financial advantage.

The 32-year-old told a co-worker at registered charity Redkite she didn't "have a great deal of time" but her story unravelled after the charity hired an investigator to look into the forged letters, according to the statement of facts.

Redkite, which supports children and adults with cancer, estimates Hubble cost them more than $47,000, court documents show.

She faked a medical certificate and letters for unentitled sick pay and told a co-worker "my cancer is serious ... it is terminal", according to a statement of facts.

The charity on Tuesday said they sacked Hubble earlier this year and "provided every assistance" to the police investigation.

"Our focus, as always, remains with the continual delivery of our essential support to children and young people with cancer and their families," a spokeswoman said in a statement.

Hubble was a back-up goalkeeper in a handful of Australian hockey squads in 2010-11, but was never selected in an Olympic or Commonwealth Games team.