(Iowa Falls) A central Iowa woman has been charged with theft and ongoing criminal conduct, related to a cancer benefit she held for her self last year. Story County Sheriff Pau Fitzgerald says 37-year-old Heidi Denio of Iowa Falls, raised more than $50,000.00. The Story County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that the woman didn’t have cancer. No word yet if everyone who donated will get a refund.
“We received some funds back and we will have to turn that over to legal hands to see how we go about returning them to the people who out of their kindness and generosity donated to help someone in need,” stated Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald says Denio is charged with first degree theft, ongoing criminal conduct and forgery, related to a fake letter from her doctor.
Iowa Radio Network
May 3, 2013