Mother Accused Of Faking Son's Cancer Jailed On Child Endangering Charge

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A woman is jailed on charges relating to accusations that she faked claims about her young son's cancer.

Emily Creno faces a felony charge of child endangering.

10 Investigates first broke the story that the Utica mother was accused of faking cancer claims of her young son.

The Licking County Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Wednesday that Creno was arrested on Tuesday evening on the child endangering charge.

He said the charges were related to the alleged cancer hoax.

10 Investigates found that she had created a website for her son JJ. She claimed that he had cancer.

Information 10 Investigates obtained from law enforcement and other sources suggested there was no basis for the cancer claim.

A Utica police detective told 10 Investigates that he had a letter from a doctor stating that the child did not have cancer.
Creno was accused of taking money from people during the alleged hoax.

Police and firefighters from different parts of the country also donated patches.
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