Mom accused of soliciting $ for son who doesn't have cancer
Jamie Decker, 35, of Gibson County, Tenn. (courtesy Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (FOX13) -
Thirty-five-year-old Gibson County mother Jamie Decker has been arrested and charged with one count of theft after she allegedly solicited funds for her son who had cancer though he did not have the disease, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.
Decker, of Medina, Tenn., was charged with one count of theft over $10,000 after the TBI investigated allegations in September she fraudulently solicited money from individuals through the media and social media for her 11-year-old sick son.
The TBI said doctors who treated her son determined he doesn't have cancer, but suffers from caregiver abuse at the hands of his mother. The TBI said she had made statements since 2008 about making up the story that her son has suffered from cancer to raise money for her family.
At least $10,000 in donations have been collected through this alleged scam. The TBI said Decker is being held without bond at the Gibson County Correctional Complex.
She is expected to face a Gibson County General Sessions judge Wednesday in Humboldt.