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Three people have been accused of allegedly accepting money from donors after claiming they were family members of a little girl with cancer, and it was discovered that they allegedly have no relation to the child or the fundraising efforts for her recovery.

The family of a 6-year-old girl named Kaylee who was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Wilms’ tumor, which mostly affects youngsters and is found in the kidneys, started a fundraiser in hopes of gaining financial support for their daughter’s medical needs. A campaign that they dubbed “Kicking it with Kaylee” was created by the child’s relatives to raise awareness of their cause.

People in Syracuse, New York, and some surrounding neighborhoods reported that they were visited at their homes by three people who said they were Kaylee’s family members that presented a picture of the child when asking for donations. It is believed that the photo was taken from an online news site and being used to help convince people that they were legitimate proponents for the cause, and donators allegedly gave hundreds of dollars in support.

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After thousands of dollars reportedly went missing from the accounts of more than one Girl Scout troop and the Beverly Hills Cancer Center, the person they suspect is responsible for the illegal misappropriation of the funds is now facing criminal charges for the allegations.

Around 15 months ago, a new employee working in accounting for the Girl Scouts found that some of the financial records appeared suspicious. The claim was reported to the authorities and an investigation was opened inspecting the activity of the woman who served as treasurer for several Girl Scout troops over the span of two decades.

During the investigation, it was allegedly discovered that the suspect, 52-year-old Patricia Cascione, had reportedly stolen over $58,000 from the Girl Scouts accounts within the last five years.

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The parents of a 10-year-old boy who allegedly created an online campaign to raise donations for expenses related to their son’s cancer have been accused of fraudulently accepting the funds after authorities discovered that the boy did not have the disease.

GoFundMe is an online platform designed to host fundraisers created by the general public who are seeking donations for personal needs. People have collected money for causes such as gaining assistance with finances when going through rough times, help with funding independent films, and a limitless number of other causes.

Martin and Jolene LaFrance are the parents of a 10-year-old little boy named CJ and they live in Port Byron, NY.