A South Carolina woman has been convicted for breach of trust after she falsely claimed her daughter had cancer and collected sympathy donations for her “treatment.” Angela Chapman, age 36, of Whitmire has been ordered to pay restitution of $1,849.85 dollars in 30 days.
Chapman was arrested May 25 after people reported differences in the woman’s story about her 15-year-old daughter needing treatment for cancer at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Newberry Sheriff Lee Foster says an investigation found her story to be a scam and says Chapman had even gone so far as to drive her daughter to Memphis, Tennessee to take pictures of her outside the facility in order to perpetuate the fraud. The sheriff says that $1,500 in donations were cash, thus making it difficult to return the money to individual donors. He says that if restitution is made, the money will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.