Charity funds thief gets three years

A Columbia woman gets five years of supervised probation before her jail time.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:13 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

A woman who told her friends she had cancer and then took money from a fund they established to help her get treatment was sentenced Monday to three years in jail but will not have to serve it until she’s paid the money back.