PAHRUMP (KTNV) — A Las Vegas mother has been arrested after lying about her child having leukemia.
Tiffany Dearmond, 31, was arrested and booked into Nye County Detention Center after investigators learned that she claimed her child was sick with leukemia and she needed help with medical bills and treatments.
Investigators say that not only did she accept donations from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office and the Pahrump Valley Fire Department; Dearmond also started a GoFundMe page that raised over $500.
There are no records of Dearmond’s child ever being diagnosed with leukemia and there are no records that the child was ever treated or under the care of a physician.
Dearmond has been charged with obtaining money under false pretense, false written statement to obtain property or credit, false report of crime and offer false written evidence.