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Mother accused of faking son's cancer for donations

Mother Accused Of Faking Son's Cancer For Donations

A Colorado mother has been arrested after allegedly convincing her family and friends that her young son was dying of cancer and accepting more than $25,000 in public donations.

Police arrested 28-year-old Sandy Nguyen on felony charges of theft and criminal impersonation Thursday.

KCNC reports that Nguyen allegedly convinced members of the community in Aurora that her 6-year-old son had cancer for over a year. Students and teachers even helped out with donations at the little boy's elementary school.

Nguyen is even accused of making her own son believe the story. A longtime family friend, who helped donate money to Nguyen's son, told KUSA how upset she is about what happened.

"I got physically sick last night," she explained. "I was so angry and upset. Not only did she scam us out of money and hurt us, but she hurt that boy."

On top of allegedly accepting donations from the school, KDVR reports Nguyen is accused of spending some of it on a family trip to Disneyworld.

When police arrived at Nguyen's home to arrest her Thursday, officers say they found $23,000 in cash inside. According to The Denver Post, Nguyen allegedly admitted some of that money came from the donations for her son.

Nguyen is currently being held in jail on a a $6,000 bail.

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aaltexan March 16 2014 at 12:48 PM

Too bad. This woman has made it hard for other people that find themselves in dire need of
financial assistance for a true cause.Not to mention the fact that she used her child too obtain
donations and took from kind hearted people. GOD is watching you!!!

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Linda March 16 2014 at 12:30 PM

I hope karma doesn't come back to bite her in the butt for this stunt. WHY would you say or wish anything so terrible on a child or anyone. I hope she has to pay back all the money including cost of the Disney trip ... People like her has NO Shame!!

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soundchasr Linda March 16 2014 at 1:23 PM

she should run for congress

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cjesmom3 March 16 2014 at 12:27 PM

Horrible. Not only did she steal from family, friends and kind hearted strangers, her story will make everyone doubt others who actually have cancer and truly need the donations.

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soundchasr cjesmom3 March 16 2014 at 1:25 PM

And how much did Jamie Dimond and Llloyd Blankenfeld steal .......billions...oh sorry you don't know who they are do you.......

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SteveD March 16 2014 at 12:26 PM

She needs $6,000.00 for bail? I think I will send her some money. It will be a money order for 1 cent!!!; with a note attached: Sending another payment like this in 6 months...enjoy prison!!!

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pbjclv March 16 2014 at 12:26 PM

Shopping! Let me guess. She looooves shopping.

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Sam March 16 2014 at 12:25 PM

what comes around goes around

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molliebean March 16 2014 at 12:24 PM

She should never get that child back. This woman is capable of anything.

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BUZO JOE March 17 2014 at 5:26 PM

Take a real look inside the mind of those people who post 'work from home' adds on these forums. This woman is cut from the same cloth.

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rlmcanoe March 16 2014 at 12:19 PM

this mother, and I use that term loosely, she should be ashamed of herself, there are so many children out there with cancer, and it's not funny, this mom made a mockery of the disease, she should be jailed and her son should be taken from her, obviously she is a monster not a mother.

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Applez64 March 16 2014 at 12:09 PM

Where's his Dad? That poor little kid! I hope he has someone he can depend on!

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phil Applez64 March 16 2014 at 12:17 PM

WHERE'S HIS DAD?????? There's your problem. NEXT.

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TitanGirl phil March 16 2014 at 12:26 PM

maybe the Dad knew what kind person she is.. and knew she was going to do this. So he walked away.

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