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Mom Pleads Guilty To Falsely Claiming Child Had Cancer
Updated October 9, 2013 12:53 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - An Indianapolis mother who falsely claimed her son had cancer has pleaded guilty to forgery charges and is headed to jail.

Stephanie Weddle, 33, collected nearly $1,500 in donations for her 10-year-old son. Prosecutors say she collected $1,250 raised by a teacher and never paid $216 to a youth baseball group for T-shirts and wrist bands earmarked to raise money.

"To tell your own child he has cancer is the worst violation between a mother and child," the judge said in court Wednesday.

The judge then sentenced Weddle to four years in jail for the crime, as part of the plea deal. Her attorney had asked the judge for home detention. Weddle has a total of seven children and her attorney says she is remorseful. The children have been in foster care while Weddle has been in jail.

"You just don't get to go home. Quit victimizing your children," the judge said.



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