Columbia Woman Admits Cancer Scam

1 decade 3 years 5 days ago Friday, August 18 2006 Aug 18, 2006 Friday, August 18, 2006 8:03:31 PM CDT August 18, 2006 in News
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Friends of Sarah Herman organized a benefit concert and asked local businesses for donations after the 26-year-old told them she had six months to live. Herman said she did not have health insurance and needed money to pay for treatments at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Her story unraveled after supporters tried to send flowers to the clinic but were told no one by that name was being treated there. Friends eventually contacted police, and Herman admitted she didn't have cancer after investigators asked for medical evidence. She surrendered Thursday and was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $4,500 bond.

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