Mom who faked son’s cancer sentenced to probation

  • (Phil Didion/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, file In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, Monika Burgett listens to opening statements during her trial in Cincinnati. Burgett, who prosecutors say falsely claimed her young son had terminal cancer, pretended to be a doctor and fraudulently raised funds for him has been sentenced to probation. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a Hamilton County judge told Burgett that she needs “significant help” before sentencing her Wednesday to five years of probation.

CINCINNATI — A woman who prosecutors say falsely claimed her young son had terminal cancer, pretended to be a doctor and fraudulently raised funds for him has been sentenced to probation.

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