PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 about a Michigan woman charged in a fake cancer scam, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sara Ylen, 38, of Lexington, is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 3 in that case. She is scheduled to stand trial that day, but in a separate case in which she's charged with falsely reporting a rape. Her trial on charges of fraud and using a computer to commit a crime in connection with the fake cancer case is scheduled for Feb. 4.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Dec. 3 trial start for woman in false rape case
Judge orders Dec. 3 trial start for Michigan woman accused of falsely reporting rape
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A St. Clair County judge has scheduled a Dec. 3 trial start for a woman who's accused of falsely reporting a rape.
Thirty-eight 38-year-old Sara Ylen of Lexington told police last year that she was raped at her Lexington home, 80 miles northeast of Detroit. But she has been charged with filing a false report of a felony and tampering with evidence.
Circuit Judge Daniel Kelly pushed the trial's start back into December at the request of prosecutors, who say that will accommodate the needs of witnesses coming from California.
Authorities say she's also accused of defrauding people of money by pretending to have cancer.