Woman Arrested For Saying Child Has Cancer To Collect Money

Jamie Decker

(Gibson County, TN) A Gibson County woman has been arrested for lying about her son having cancer.

Jamie Decker, 35, of Medina is charged with one count of theft over $10,000.

Decker reportedly has made statements, “that since 2008 she has been making up the story that her son suffered from cancer to raise money for her family.”

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations believes at least $10,000 in donations were made to the family.

Chance Houlihan, 11, is no longer in his mother’s custody.

According to the TBI, “Doctors who treated Houlihan determined that he does not have cancer, but suffers from care giver abuse at the hands of his mother.”


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