SC mom lied about daughter's cancer

Money from donations she collected will go to charity

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COLUMBIA — A Newberry County woman charged with lying about her 15-year-old daughter's health has been convicted of taking donations for her treatment.

Sheriff Lee Foster says 35-year-old Angela Ann Chapman of Whitmire was found guilty Wednesday of breach of trust and ordered to pay more than $1,800 in restitution or face a possible 30-day jail sentence.

Foster says his office is donating about $1,500 of that amount to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., with the rest going to people who gave the money to Chapman. Foster says Chapman told people that her daughter had been diagnosed with cancer and was treated at St. Jude's last month.

Deputies say Chapman did not have an attorney. A working phone number for her could not be found.

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rayhawk 06/09/11 - 12:33 pm
Always rely on a service such

Always rely on a service such as which verifies the identity, cause and circumstances of people claiming hardships! In this economy it is very easy to prove your financial hardship. The sad truth is nobody cares about helping someone keep their electricity on to prevent eviction or DSS involvement, or simply to prevent eviction when your hours have been reduced and you can't find a second job, or help with car repairs so a person can keep working....sickness and injury especially to children is what captures the attention of people so everybody tends to use that plea whether it's true or not and those who REALLY have a child who needs some help are overlooked because the truth is too boring. If it's real...there is some kind of document to prove it. Always..Please...make sure a recipient has been verified by a reputable organization before you donate!

fishman960 06/09/11 - 01:12 pm
As a parent of a child that

As a parent of a child that truly has a rare childhood cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma), I find that this act by this woman utterly despicable! We are in need of services and already have enough hoops to jump through, and this will cause more people to second guess the ones that need assistance the most!

lovebugg 06/09/11 - 02:21 pm
This is lower than low!!!!

This is lower than low!!!! There are so many children who really need help because of a sickness & you have ignorant people like this woman pretending her child is sick!!!! This is part of the reason that the children who need help can't get it!!!!! There is NO excuse for these lies!!!!! Have you ever heard of karma???? What are you gonna do if you or your child really do get sick & need help??? NOONE will believe you then!!!! This is what ignorance does for you!!!! I hope you never have to face such a sickness in your life but honestly it would serve you right!!!!!!

Chillen 06/09/11 - 02:38 pm
What a creep. I wonder how

What a creep. I wonder how much she stole?

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