A Michigan woman who pleaded no contest to pulling off a cancer scam has been sentenced to one year in jail that will be served at the same time as another prison sentence.
A woman who for years claimed she had end-stage cancer pleaded no contest to fraud in a scheme that had brought her widespread sympathy and financial support.
The jury took less than 30 minutes to convict Sara Ylen of falsely accusing two men of rape.
“I’m just baffled. Is she the biggest con artist in the state of Michigan or the victim?”
A Michigan woman who gained deep sympathy and financial help in her community by claiming to have cancer was ordered to stand trial Friday on fraud and five other charges.
A Port Huron-area woman charged with making a false report of rape and tampering with evidence was ordered to stand trial Tuesday after a doctor said her purported bruises faded after he wiped them with gauze.
“The fact that she’s lived this long is a miracle. But maybe it wasn’t a miracle after all,” one resident said of Sara Ylen. “I’m just baffled. Is she the biggest con artist in the state of Michigan or the victim?”
A 38-year-old woman has been charged with falsely reporting a rape at her eastern Michigan home, five months after a man convicted of sexually assaulting her in a different case was released from prison because of similar reports of bogus allegations.