PA Woman Steals from Cancer Patient, Blames Cole Slaw
It’s so crazy or sad to think that someone is will risk years in jail for a couple hundred bucks. You hear about stories like this from time to time, and you just wonder, “why would someone do something like that?”
One woman seemed like she was doing a nice thing for a good cause when in reality she was only looking to line her own pockets. I think it’s safe to presume that no one has ever used this excuse for their crime.
According to Yahoo! a woman named Camille Yoder from Pottsville, Pennsylvania, donated her time to host a fundraising event for a cancer patient. The event was held last month at Sunny Rod and Gun Club in Minersville. She charged fifteen dollars per person for about a hundred platters, which included pulled pork, a baked potato, and coleslaw.
The family of the cancer patient contacted her after the event to collect the funds and she gave them $600. Allegedly, she kept $780 for herself.
Police have charged Yoder with theft by deception, receiving stolen property, and theft by failure to make a required disposition, which are all misdemeanors.
What was her reason for committing the crime? Apparently, she didn’t admit to a crime at all because she said the $780 was needed to cover the cost of the coleslaw.
In our discussion this morning, all obviously agreed that it was not a nice thing to do, but also wondered why. One called thought that she should also be charged with attempted murder. She explained that the cancer patient needed the money to fund chemotherapy which could save their life. She said, “By intentionally keeping the money she further endangers the patient’s life.” Another caller pointed out that all of the charges are misdemeanors which “in Pennsylvania, means a sentence of up to five years in prison.”
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