VIDEO: Mother arrested on deception felony charge, said son had cancer to swindle money
POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:20am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:20am
Alabama (CNN) — An Alabama mom is accused of lying about her son having cancer.
The woman told everyone that her son was dying and she needed help and authorities say she milked money and goods out of some teachers and friends.
The sheriff's department says Sandra Jean Lloyd, 41, was asked by some of her sons teachers why he'd been missing so many days of school.
He had cancer and was being treated in Birmingham and Nashville, among other places.
Investigators say the school staff, on their own, decided they would try to pitch in and help.
One local car dealership even sold Lloyd a used car for a nominal fee to help transport her child, but investigators say it was all a lie.
Lloyd even created a Facebook page for help for her allegedly sick child and on her personal page wrote status updates about how the medicine was keeping her son awake.
But, the alleged lie came crashing down when Lloyd was arrested on an unrelated warrant and a teacher called to check on the sick child.
That's when Lloyd's husband, who investigators don't think was in on this alleged scam, told teachers his son was just fine.
That left the school staff stunned.
Lloyd is in jail on a theft by deception felony charge.
Investigators met with school staff to try and figure out how much money and goods were given to her to see what, if any, more charges she may face.