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March 8, 2021
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Phony Liver Cancer Victim Took Thousands in Donations
(wgvu) - JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A Jackson County woman who police say
pretended to have liver cancer and took thousands of dollars from
donors has pleaded no contest.
Police say Jean Anne Allen took up to $18,000 from people who
thought their donations would be used to pay for cancer treatment.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports the 37-year-old Norvell
Township resident pleaded no contest to larceny by conversion up to
$20,000. WILX-TV says it's a felony punishable by up to five years
in prison and fines three times the amount of what she is accused
of taking.
Circuit Judge Edward Grant revoked Allen's bond. He ordered her
jailed pending sentencing on November first.
A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt. But it is
treated as such for sentencing purposes.
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