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Grieving Mom Takes Donations For Funeral - Then Police Get A Shocking Tip

In June, a mom shared a heartbreaking story with people online. She said that 'motherly instincts' were telling her that something was wrong with her son. She continued to share her story and gained a great deal of sympathy, as well as many generous donations. It turns out it was all a hoax.

Victoria Morrison says her mommy senses were tingling, so she brought her 10-year-old to the doctor. The mom then reported to people online that her son was diagnosed with type 3 von Will brand disease, a type of leukemia.

Morrison started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to take care of her son. The 31-year-old mom continued to report on her son's condition. She said he was confined to a wheel chair. She reported he wasn't expected to make it to Christmas.

The mom asked for donations so she could help fulfill his last wishes. “Blake made a list of things he wants to do before he gets to sick, now it's my job to help him do just that,” she wrote. The list included things like a special meeting with Santa Claus, and riding in a helicopter.

Last month, Morrison announced that her son died. She told everyone he'd been cremated and that she was trying to raise funds for a memorial service. The money kept rolling in.

Then police got a tip about Morrison. Her ex called to say her son was alive and well. They went to the home for a welfare check, but Morrison insisted her son died.

Police called the coroner, but there was no death certificate. Then a neighbor called and told them the boy was being kept in a local hotel. They followed up and found the boy, alive and perfectly healthy. He was in good spirits and told them his mother and her boyfriend were taking him on a hunting trip that weekend.

“A service was held in Fallon mourning his loss when in fact he's been fine all along," a Sheriff reported on the news. “But she used embellished medical information to convince the child, the schools and the public that he was terminally ill.”

Morrison now faces 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Authorities are continuing the investigation into how many people she conned, and if she might have had any accomplices.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photos: GoFundMe

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