Woman gets jail time for faking cancer, new charges filed


(Photo: Jefferson & Gilpin Counties District Attorney’s Office)

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GOLDEN, Colo. — A 34-year-old woman was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday after failing to comply with the conditions of her probation from a 2010 charitable fraud and theft conviction.

In fall 2005, Ann Crall told people  she had been diagnosed with cancer and had begun treatment, according to the Jefferson and Gilpin Counties District Attorney’s Office. Over the next four years, she continued to tell people she was battling the disease and accepted over $58,000 in charitable contributions from friends, neighbors, church members and her husband’s co-workers.

Crall pleaded guilty to the original charges and, in April 2011, was sentenced to 10 years probation and 90 days in jail, the DA’s Office said.

During her probation, Crall allegedly forged letters and falsified documents in an attempt to persuade her probation officer from taking actions against her failure to comply with her probation conditions.

At Monday’s hearing, prosecutors said they filed new charges against Crall, including attempt to influence a public servant and four counts of forgery.

The court set a new bond at $25,000.

Crall appeared in court again Tuesday morning to be advised of the new charges.

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