Dec. 3 trial start for woman in fake cancer case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A St. Clair County judge has scheduled a Dec. 3 trial start for a woman who accused of defrauding people of money by pretending to have cancer.

Thirty-eight 38-year-old Sara Ylen of Lexington is charged with fraud and using a computer to commit a crime.

State police say she created documents to show she was a patient at University of Michigan cancer center in Ann Arbor and Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Ill. Both hospitals say they didn't treat her.

Authorities say she received $100,000 in hospice care over two years.

Circuit Judge Daniel Kelly pushed the trial's start back into December at the request of prosecutors, who say that will accommodate the needs of witnesses coming from California.

Authorities say she's also made false rape claims.


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