Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fakes Son's Cancer, Takes Donations To Disneyland

by Gary Snyder

A Colorado woman who allegedly convinced her young son he had cancer is accused of scamming more than $25,000 out of her family and the local community. Sandy Nguyen, 28, was arrested Thursday. 


She allegedly told her 6-year-old son -- along with the community -- that he was diagnosed with cancer in September, 2012. Money collected by Nguyen through school fundraisers and other donations was used to finance a trip to Disneyland. 

"We don't have any reason to believe that anyone other than her knew the truth," authorities said. "The little boy believed he had cancer. The rest of the family believed he had cancer. 

"When investigators issued a search warrant of Nguyen's home on Thursday, they said they found $23,000 in cash. Police say Nguyen then admitted that her son doesn't actually have cancer. (source)


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