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Restitution amount still in question for convicted Tennessee woman who faked cancer for five years

Monica Mercer • Jun 11, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Amid concerns by defense attorneys over how much a former city employee might owe in restitution for faking a bout with breast cancer, city officials said Thursday that documentation of the fraud is compelling.

"We can document clearly that (Keele Maynor) received as a benefit over $70,000 in paid leave," Chattanooga city auditor Stan Sewell confirmed by telephone.

Ms. Maynor was a city administrative assistant from 2003 to 2008, during which period she claimed she had breast cancer and allegedly received close to $100,000 in the form of gifts from private organizations and paid time off from co-workers. She already has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud and faces up to six years in prison or, in the alternative, making full restitution as punishment.

Read the full report at the Chattanooga Times Free-Press Web site.Related stories:Tennessee woman who faked cancer for five years pleads guilty to theft; colleagues gave her sick days, donations

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