Indianapolis woman falsely claimed son had cancer
Weddle pleads guilty to forgery
Last Updated: 60 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis woman who falsely claimed her son had cancer has agreed to plead guilty to forgery for collecting nearly $1,500 in donations.
Officials said Stephanie Weddle faces up to four years in community corrections under the plea deal.
Prosecutors agreed to drop a second forgery count and a theft charge.
Weddle must also make restitution.
A police detective who happened to coach the boy in baseball became suspicious because the boy, 10, did not show any signs of having gone through radiation treatment and chemotherapy.
Weddle later admitted to police that her son was never diagnosed with cancer.
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