SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman who pleaded no contest to pulling off a cancer scam is returning to court for her sentence.
Sara Ylen (WHY'-len) of Lexington accepted thousands of dollars from supporters and was treated by a hospice service for two years after claiming to have cancer. Authorities say it was an extraordinary lie: No doctor has stepped forward to confirm the diagnosis.
Ylen is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Sanilac County court, 90 miles northeast of Detroit. A no-contest plea is treated like a regular conviction for the purpose of a sentence.
In a separate case, Ylen recently was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison for falsely accusing two men of raping her. A judge called the 38-year-old "disturbed."