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Orem Man Arrested for Collecting Money for a Niece that Wasn't Sick

Orem Man Arrested for Collecting Money for a Niece that Wasn't Sick

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL NewsradioA Utah County man is arrested after police say he was going door-to-door to raise money for his niece's medical treatments. The problem was his niece wasn't sick.

Orem Police Lt. Doug Edwards says 23-year-old Marcus Dangerfield was going door-to-door. He was asking for donations for a niece that was supposedly in need of a bone marrow transplant.

Edwards says some of the residents found the story a little fishy while others tried to help out. He says, "Some of the people had dropped some dollars and coins in the can he was carrying around."

Dangerfield didn't get very far. He had collected about $25 when police caught up with him. They called his family and found out his niece was just fine, and he was arrested.

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