Mother Pleads "No Contest" in Cancer Scam

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Macomb County woman accused of drugging her 12-year-old son to make it appear he had cancer has pleaded no contest and faces sentencing March 29.
Carol Schnuphase of Roseville made the plea Thursday in Macomb County Circuit Court. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but lets the judge convict and sentence the defendant.
The 47-year-old now stands convicted of fraud and second-degree child abuse.
Authorities say Schnuphase drugged her son, and shaved his hair and eyebrows. A prosecutor says she received $7,500 from a church fundraiser, besides other donations. The money was used to pay bills.
Her son's in foster care.


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