NY mom admits stealing son's cancer benefit money
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has admitted to gambling away thousands of dollars raised to help her son fight cancer.
The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/nfPO5l ) that 46-year-old Sherry Holcomb of Cortland pleaded guilty Wednesday in state Supreme Court to a felony count of scheme to defraud.
The newspaper reports that Holcomb confessed to losing $15,000 of her son's benefit money while gambling at casinos in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Canada.
Prosecutors say the money had been raised for her 21-year-old son, Ryan O'Donnell, who's being treated for leukemia.
She faces up to four years in prison when she's sentenced Nov. 16.
Information from: The Buffalo News, http://www.buffalonews.com