Woman Gets Probation, Must Repay Donors

1 decade 1 year 11 months ago Wednesday, June 06 2007 Jun 6, 2007 Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:04:31 AM CDT June 06, 2007 in News
COLUMBIA (AP)- A judge orders probation for a 26-year-old Columbia woman who received money from a charity after falsely telling friends she had cancer. Sarah Herman pleaded guilty in April to felony stealing. She was given five years supervised probation under the condition she repay the $1,800 raised at a benefit concert after friends created the "Save Our Sarah" fund. Circuit Judge Jodie Asel suspended a three-year sentence. In 2005 Herman took the money from a charity set up on her claim that she had stomach cancer. When supporters tried to send her flowers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the world-renowned hospital had no record of Herman being treated there. When confronted, Herman told friends she had been cured. She was arrested last year after friends became suspicious of her story.

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