Casper mom accused of claiming son had terminal cancer to collect charity money gets probation

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CASPER, Wyoming — A Casper woman accused of falsely claiming her son had terminal brain cancer to collect thousands of dollars in charity from the community has been sentenced to one to five years of supervised probation.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/3nRQDU ) Krishelle Layton was sentenced Tuesday and ordered to pay more than $5,000 in restitution, which will be split among people and organizations she received money from.

Prosecutors say Layton received about $7,000 from fundraisers when word spread about her son's brain cancer.

Six-year-old Dorian Layton had a growth on his brain, but prosecutors say Layton gave the impression the boy was near death even though his doctor said otherwise.

Layton entered an Alford plea to obtaining property under false pretenses. That means she denies guilt but acknowledges she would be convicted at trial.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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