Michigan woman convicted of filing false rape report to be sentenced for cancer scam

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 9:15 AM

PORT HURON, Mich. - A woman convicted of filing a false report of rape is returning to court for her sentence, four days after pleading no contest to a cancer scam in another case.

Sara Ylen has been in jail since early December when a jury in Port Huron quickly convicted her of two crimes, including tampering with evidence by using makeup to create what appeared like bruises. She’s back in court Friday.
Ylen was convicted of creating a story about two men attacking her at her Lexington home, 80 miles northeast of Detroit, in 2012.
On Monday, the 38-year-old Ylen pleaded no contest to fraud in Sanilac County. She claimed to have cancer and accepted money from sympathetic supporters as well as hospice services. But there was no evidence of cancer.

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