Jail for woman who falsely said she had cancer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- A former hospice worker who accepted almost $30,000 in donations after falsely claiming she had cancer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and six years of probation.

A judge sentenced Jennifer Risa Stover of Wheat Ridge on Thursday. Prosecutors say she has repaid two people but still owes $23,790 in restitution.

Prosecutors say that in 2010, Stover told a co-worker at a hospice in Wheat Ridge that she had uterine cancer and was undergoing treatment. Some co-workers donated their paid leave time to Stover so that she could continue to be paid while she supposedly couldn't work due to the treatments. Others gave her money to cover expenses.

Stover no longer works at the hospice. She pleaded guilty in January to attempted theft.

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