A 36-year-old woman was sentenced to more than two years in prison for fabricating her son’s cancer diagnosis to raise money.
Ginny Irovando was sentenced last week to 26 months in prison.
Officials with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said Irovando told her 13-year-old son that he had cancer and was dying. She told the same thing to officials at the boy’s school and had T-shirts made to help raise money for treatment, investigators said.
Deputies said they received a tip in November 2017 that Irovando was fabricating the story. Officials with the Department of Children and Families were called to help investigate and learned that the child had never been diagnosed with cancer.
Deputies said Irovando also told another one of her son’s that his younger brother had cancer and would not survive