Sheriff: Mom arrested after lying about child's cancer - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Sheriff: Mom arrested after lying about child's cancer

Posted: Updated:
Sandra Jean Lloyd. Source: Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Sandra Jean Lloyd. Source: Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
  • NEWSMore>>

  • LaGrange woman hit by juvenile with cast iron skillet

    LaGrange woman hit with skillet by juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:15:06 GMT
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile. Police say on July 27, at approximately 4:43 a.m., the Patrol Division respondedMore >>
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile.More >>
  • Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:28:43 GMT
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
  • Law Day for Boys in Columbus

    Law Day for Boys in Columbus

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:57:08 GMT
    The young ladies of Girls, Inc. had their chance in June to get a look at the inner workings of the law, and Thursday, July 31 was the boys' turn. The young men participated in mock trials in the courtroomMore >>
    The young ladies of Girls, Inc. had their chance in June to get a look at the inner workings of the law, and Thursday, July 31 was the boys' turn. The young men participated in mock trials in the courtroomMore >>
ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) -

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says a mother has been arrested after lying about her son's terminal cancer.

Chief Deputy Matthew Wade says 41-year-old Sandra Jean Lloyd told the Wellborn community her son was dying from terminal colon cancer. The sheriff's office says her son's teacher asked why he had missed so many days of school, and she replied that he had cancer and was being treated in Birmingham and Nashville. The school staff decided on their own to pitch in and help the boy.

"The community rallied and provided her with money, gas cards, and vehicle to transport the child to St. Jude's cancer center for children," Wade said.

The school's staff even provided cases of Pedialyte for the boy after they heard that he was not eating well. A local car dealership sold Lloyd a used car for a nominal fee to help transport the boy to his appointments, but investigators say it was all a lie.

Lloyd even created a Facebook page asking for help for her allegedly sick child and on her personal page wrote status updates about how the medications were keeping her son awake.

The alleged hoax came crashing down when Lloyd was arrested on an unrelated warrant and a teacher called to check on the sick child. Lloyd's husband, who investigators believe did not know about the alleged scam, told teachers his son was just fine. The school's staff were left stunned, angry and frustrated, officials ay.

Lloyd was booked into the Calhoun County Jail on Friday, April 26 on a felony charge of first degree theft of property by deception.

Investigators met with school staff on Monday afternoon to figure out how much money and goods were given to Lloyd to see if she will face any additional charges.

Copyright 2013 WBRC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.