A teenage girl 'faked a brain tumour to set up a charity and used to trick music stars out of hundreds of thousands of pounds'.

Megan Bhari used the cash donated by One Direction, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to fund luxury trips to Disneyland, it has been claimed.

Charity Believe in Magic was dissolved last week after a probe found nearly £400,000 missing.

Parents of other children with cancer became concerned about the then-teen's accounts of her illness and started to investigate.

The charity to help 'other' terminally ill kids was founded in 2012.

She first appealed for money to travel to the US for treatment on her 'tumour' - but doctors did not find anything seriously wrong with her, it is claimed.

Louis Tomlinson backed her - but a £397,000 hole in the accounts was found

An inquest recorded she died in 2018 of heart failure but there was no mention of a tumour on the woman's medical records, reports The Times.

The publication's investigation saya Bhari travelled on a private jets and stayed at Disney resorts when she was supposedly having treatment in America.

Members of One Direction and the group's fans raised around £120,000 - with singer Louis Tomlinson in particular digging deep to help fund the charity.

Pharrell Williams, Little Mix, Jessie J and Olly Murs were all sold on the story and added donations.

She founded Believe in Magic to help 'other' terminally ill children in 2012

But it is claimed they were conned and a probe was launched after parents noticed her "appeals for her treatment were lacking in actual detail".

They hired a private investigator who found out Bhari had been staying at Florida's Disney World resort.

The Charity Commission then launched their own investigation and froze all the accounts set up in the name of Believe in Magic.

American singing superstar Taylor Swift backed the charity too

Joanne Ashcroft, one of the concerned parents to raise the issue, told The Times: "I spoke to other oncology parents close to me who felt the same.

"Our own children had been through the most horrific disease and treatments imaginable, there was just something in the words that didn't ring true." 

The Commission discovered trustees had collectively failed to file its accounts amounting to "misconduct and/or mismanagement."

Police say there was insufficient evidence to take the matter any further.

Megan Bhari died in 2018 - and her mum says the claims are untrue

After being shut down, the charity's remaining funds was given to the Round Table Children's Wish.

Bhari's mother Jean O'Brien - one of the charity's trustees - responded to the closure of the charity and said the "devastating allegations" were untrue.

The 66-year-old wrote on Facebook : "No one on this earth could have loved Meg more than me. I did everything I could to make her life as wonderful, as happy and as comfortable as it could be.

"The charity grew so quickly and although Meg and I worked tirelessly I take full responsibility for the less than perfect admin and record keeping.

"I am not ashamed to say I have been driven to the brink by these completely untrue and devastating allegations."