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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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Danisi225 March 16 2014 at 5:23 PM

Nothing but low life trash

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rtgarton March 16 2014 at 8:28 PM

What a piece of CRAP

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oneriviman rtgarton March 16 2014 at 9:04 PM

Really,she's maggot scum!!!

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cla.connie March 16 2014 at 8:57 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how low people can go. You just feel so bad for the children who are born to these less than zeros.

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oneriviman March 16 2014 at 9:00 PM

Not"allegedly" did it,this piece of crap did it! I have nothing else to say about this no-count piece of maggot scum!

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suncruzma March 16 2014 at 9:02 PM


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dickbambam March 16 2014 at 9:14 PM

It's people like this that make people fear to give money to legitimate causes. Where has ethis gone in this world?

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dickbambam dickbambam March 16 2014 at 10:05 PM

Oooops ethics

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dxter1i March 16 2014 at 9:14 PM

This bit-- deserves anything she gets!!!!Hopefully prison.

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gudtip March 16 2014 at 9:27 PM

force her to pay back every cent, by doing labor for the elderly and the poor, mandatory,

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dha317 March 16 2014 at 9:42 PM

You are a sick excuse for a Mom. I went through two breast cancers, chemo treatments, addictive pain pills to worry about, reconstruction , and lots of pain and fear. How could you destroy a 6 year old child with your selfishness and only thinking of self gain. Pitiful what kids are exposed too.

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hebrews135me March 16 2014 at 9:59 PM

I can only hope and pray that poor kid doesn't suffer any long-term psychological damage of having to believe he had a deadly disease. As for the mother, it's beyond me how she could feign such a sickness on her child. She should never be allowed near any of her kids ever again. EVER. And she needs to pay back every single cent by working somewhere like St. Jude's, where she can see what it's really like to have a child with cancer.

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