Mother lied to son (6) that he was dying of cancer

Mother lied to son (6) that he was dying of cancer
Published: 2014 March 21 19:33:31 (10452 Views)
28-year-old Sandy Nyugen of Aurora, Colorado, fraudulently collected thousands of dollars in donations from community fundraisers and her son’s classmates.

The woman allegedly convinced her 6-year-old son he had terminal cancer and used him to solicit donations.

She was charged with theft, charitable fraud and child abuse for allegedly conning her child and community into believing the unidentified boy was dying and the family needed help.

She is accused of pocketing more than $25,000 in donations raised by events including a local walk-a-thon, according to KCNC-TV in Denver.



Some elementary students at his school donated their allowances.

Since September 2012, authorities said, the mother told everyone she knew the boy had terminal cancer.

She shaved his head every day before school, to make it look like he was undergoing chemotherapy, investigators said.

She told her young son that he got chemo treatments while he was sleeping, the boy told police, adding that the chemo never made him sick, the station reported.

She also photographed him holding a sign saying "I kicked cancer's butt after 317 chemo treatments, 7 radiations, multiple blood and platelet transfusions," and posted it online as a fundraising device, authorities said.



Source - NYDN

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