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Nevada woman accused of faking son's death to raise money

 

April 20, 2017



RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada woman accused of falsely claiming her 10-year-old son had a terminal illness and died so she could solicit gifts and money from sympathizers told the boy during the alleged scam that he was dying from leukemia, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Victoria Morrison, 31, spent months faking the boy's illness and then his death — complete with a fictitious memorial service, authorities said as she made her first court appearance following her arrest last week.

Gifts to Morrison and her son included a shopping spree with emergency responders in Nevada's Carson City, a he...



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