In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
Ohio Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer For Young Son
Authorities say a central Ohio woman faked a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son and shaved his head in a scheme that convinced him and others he was dying and bilked people out of donations.
Court records allege the boy was taken to a hospital for symptoms such as seizures. He underwent blood tests, more than 150 hours of inpatient monitoring and other testing that found no problems.
His mother, 31-year-old Emily Creno of Utica, is charged with felony child endangerment. The Advocate in Newark reports that Creno didn’t comment in court Wednesday as her bond was set at $50,000. Court records listed no attorney for her.
The newspaper says a prosecutor wouldn’t discuss the possibility of more charges. Authorities say the alleged hoax began late last year.