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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a woman to prison for failing to pay restitution handed down to her for exaggerating her son’s illness for financial gain.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Krishelle Layton three years ago was ordered to pay just over $5,100, but paid back just $40.

A judge on Tuesday sentenced her to prison for 18 to 30 months and ordered Layton to pay back the remaining money. A felony conviction for obtaining property under false pretenses was added to her record.

Layton in 2013 said her son had a growing, inoperable tumor. Casper police named him chief for a day and people raised money for his family. A Wyoming group later learned that Layton had exaggerated her son’s medical condition.

Layton did not admit guilt, but agreed prosecutors had enough evidence to convict her.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,