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Woman accused in cancer scam will change plea at May hearing

 
Woman accused in cancer scam will change plea at May hearing
Posted Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 @ 9am  by The Associated Press

NEWARK, Ohio — A Licking County woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son intends to change her plea to either no contest or guilty on felony charges of child endangering and theft.

A court filing by Emily Creno's Attorney indicates the Utica woman decided to change her plea on both counts after reviewing information from the prosecution's case.

A judge had found Creno competent for trial.

Still unclear is whether Creno will plead guilty or no contest at the May 6 hearing. She initially had pleaded not guilty.

Authorities allege Creno shaved her son's head in a scheme that convinced him and others he was dying and bilked people out of donations.

 

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