GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. -- An Upstate couple is accused of lying about their daughter's cancer diagnosis to scam people out of money.
Steven and Alicia Kelly are charged with swindling.
Greenwood County deputies said the two told people in the community that their daughter was being treated for cancer, but suspicions arose that the child was being used by her parents.
Investigators discovered that Alicia Kelly had some outstanding warrants for fraudulent checks and brought her in for questioning. Deputies said she admitted that her daughter had never been diagnosed with cancer and never received any type of treatment for cancer.
Investigators said Alicia Kelly gave them a list of people who were sympathetic to the family's situation and had donated money and goods. According to deputies, one person had given $100 in cash and a laptop computer valued at approximately $400 in Aug. or Sept. 2010.
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