Woman Allegedly Raised Money For Cancer Victim, Kept Cash

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A western Nebraska woman accused of misleading people who donated money to help an infant with cancer is scheduled to be arraigned in Furnas County Court on Monday.

Nineteen-year-old Kelsey Kennedy of Edison is facing a felony charge of theft by deception. The Furnas County Sheriff's Department says it learned in December that Kennedy had organized a fundraiser for a young boy with cancer. She planned to sell T-shirts to raise money.

The sheriff's office says more than $1,000 was raised, but none of it was turned over to the boy's family and no shirts were produced.

Kennedy was arrested and released on $3,000 bond.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 185813632