Police: Pa. woman faked baby's illness for cash

EASTON, Pa. - October 5, 2011

The Morning Call of Allentown reports 22-year-old Arielle Lucinda Poor turned herself in Wednesday morning to face charges including theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

Prosecutors say Poor may have collected more than $10,000 in donations by claiming her daughter, Myah, was terminally ill with leukemia and aplastic anemia.

District Attorney John Morganelli said last month the baby had a Facebook page to raise money for medical bills and a YouTube video that solicited donations.

The Morning Call report (http://bit.ly/n2OYQE ) says Poor was arraigned Wednesday and her bail set at $50,000 bail. It was not clear if she had an attorney.


Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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