SC mom lied about daughter's cancer

Money from donations she collected will go to charity

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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