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