Bond Continued For Woman Accused Of Lying To Son About Cancer

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A mother accused of telling her 6-year-old son he had cancer was back in court Friday morning.

A judge kept the bond for Sandy Nguyen at $10,000.

Sandy Nguyen (credit; Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department)

Sandy Nguyen (credit; Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department)

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department says Nguyen, 28, convinced her son, family and the community around them that her son had cancer since September of 2012.

Nguyen is accused of holding fundraisers based on the lie. The charges of theft, charitable fraud and child abuse against her were filed in March.

The community raised money for her son through school fundraisers and other methods, raising over $25,000, which was placed into an account for the family to use. The affidavit says the principal at the boy’s school told police during fundraising events they had 100 percent participation from over 600 students. Some of the children even gave up allowance and asked grandparents for money to help.

Nguyen’s next court appearance is on June 2.

More Sandy Nguyen Stories

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

JonBenét Ramsey Docuseries
DAY OF SERVICE

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia