2 Ohio teens sentenced in cancer scam theft

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 10:10 a.m.



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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Two teens who admitted soliciting donations for nonexistent cancer patients in northwestern Ohio have been sentenced to jail and community service.

A judge told the boys who are students at Elmwood High School near Bowling Green that some of their community service time must be spent with a with a cancer-related charity.

Prosecutors say the 17-year-old and 15-year-old collected hundreds of dollars, but the pair said they kept only about $80.

Police say the two students visited homes in Hancock and Wood counties, asking for donations for a cancer-stricken student or teacher from their district. Authorities say there was no such person.

The 17-year-old was ordered on Monday to spend 20 days in a juvenile detention center while the younger boy was sentenced to eight days in the center.

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