This is a damn shame.
What type of morally-bankrupt person uses their child in a pawn to scam people out of money?
According to The Denver Channel:
An Arapahoe County mother has been arrested for allegedly perpetrating a hoax that her 6-year-old son had cancer and accepting $25,000 in community donations that she used to take her family to Disneyland, authorities said Friday.
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Captain Larry Etheridge said Sandy Thi Nguyen convinced her son and other family members that he had cancer.
Sheriff’s investigators recovered $23,000 in cash when they executed a search warrant at the Nguyen family home on Thursday. Investigators then arrested the 28-year-old mother on investigation of theft and criminal impersonation to gain benefit, both felony charges.
Nguyen has been released from jail after posting a $10,000 bond.
In September 2013, the community began raising money for the boy, including fundraisers at the boy’s school, Rolling Hills Elementary.”Over the last several months, Ms. Nguyen accepted at least $16,000.00 from that account, as well as a trip to Disneyland for herself and family, which was paid for by the donated funds,” sheriff’s officials said.
Rolling Hills Elementary School Principal Darla Thompson sent a letter Friday to parents informing them of Sandy Nguyen’s arrest “for allegedly spreading false information about” her child “having a serious illness.”
“We are deeply troubled by these allegations and saddened to learn that an adult may have taken advantage of an innocent child and our school community. But the allegations do not, in any way, diminish the concern and support demonstrated by the Rolling Hills community for a child believed to be facing a life-threatening challenge,” the principal wrote. “It is important for our community to continue to show support and compassion for this child, who is also a victim in this case. The child was wrongfully led to believe that he was ill, and he was not responsible for the parent’s alleged actions.
They should have never released her. People like this need to rot in jail for taking advantage of innocent people.