Tenn. Woman Accused of Elaborate Cancer Hoax

In November 2000, a Keele Payne -- with the same middle name and birth date as Maynor -- pleaded guilty to one count of feloniously obtaining food stamps and one count of feloniously obtaining aid for a dependent child, according to Hamilton County, Tenn., criminal court records. Chattanooga is located in Hamilton County

The court clerk said Payne was given a one-year sentence, suspended for three years. She did not serve any time but was ordered to pay restitution on the food stamps charge.

Disappointed as the cancer community in Chattanooga is, Maynor's alleged scam isn't original.

A woman in Fayetteville, Ga., was charged in October, accused of lying to a support group about cancer and her son's death in Iraq to get more than $6,000. And in August, an Arizona man was charged with fraud after allegedly faking cancer as part of a $300,000 drug scam.

In January, Karen Johnson, 44, of Woodridge, Ill., pleaded guilty to stealing $16,000 from an investment firm after claiming she required chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

ABC News' Sheelagh McNeill contributed to this report.

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