MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ) – The Macomb County mother who faked her son’s cancer as a way to scam people out of money has given up her parental rights.

Fourty-seven year-old Carol Schnuphase of Roseville gave up her rights during a custody hearing on Thursday. Her 13-year-old son will remain in foster care until he’s adopted.

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Schnuphase was sentenced in March to one year in jail, six months of tethered house arrest and three years probation after pleading no contest in the case. 

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Schnuphase scammed thousands of dollars from donors who believed they were helping to pay for her son’s medical care as he underwent chemotherapy.

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Schnuphase drugged her then 12-year-old son to make him appear to have cancer. She even shaved the boy’s head and laced his food with drugs, claiming he had leukemia.