Woman Charged With Faking Breast Cancer To Get Sick Pay

A former Tennessee city employee accused of faking breast cancer and duping her employer and others out of more than $100,000 now faces a federal fraud charge.

A one-count federal bill of information accuses 38-year-old Keele Maynor of falsely claiming to have cancer to get sick leave pay from the city of Chattanooga and donations of sick leave from co-workers.

The charges stem from what Maynor has described as a "charade" that included accepting cash, support services and purchases of groceries and meals by co-workers and donations from members of a church.

Maynor acknowledged in a Dec. 12 e-mail to her boss that she has been cancer-free since a scare in 2000. She was arrested on state charges in February. She declined to speak with reporters in court Thursday.

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  • by a Person Location: Eastern NC on May 26, 2009 at 07:14 PM
    My mom always told me never fake being sick b/c your sick day will come one day!!!
  • by r Location: n on May 24, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    Please don't violate her rights, we taxpayers (with-out rights) will foot the bill. Anonymous on May 24, 2009 at 12:50 PM..Let God do the things that are important..God trashed humans after adam and eve...
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    How sad is this? Now someone who really has it might not get the full support they need because people can't trust people anymore. God Please Come back into this country and make people see you.

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