Mom Accused of Faking Son's Cancer Due in Court

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- A Detroit-area mother accused of drugging and shaving her healthy 12-year-old son so he appeared to have cancer, then accepting thousands of dollars in donations for his treatment is due in court.

Forty-seven year-old Carol Lynn Schnuphase is expected to attend a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Roseville district court.

Court records indicate Schnuphase told her son he had leukemia.

Authorities say Schnuphase elicited $7,500 in donations from individuals, groups and members of at least one church who believed they were helping to pay for her son's medical care as he underwent chemotherapy.

The boy was declared him cancer-free, but underwent opiate withdrawal. He remains in foster care.

Schnuphase pleaded not guilty and remains held on held on $100,000 bond.

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