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.

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