Woman Who Faked Son’s Cancer Sentenced to Jail

A downstate woman who drugged her son to fake his cancer has been sentenced to one year in jail. The judge sentenced Carol Schnuphase for child abuse after police say she used her “sick” son to scam $7,500 dollars from people through fundraisers and donations. Schnuphase apparently pocketed the money to pay her bills. Schnuphase was sentenced to a year in jail but the judge gave her credit for the 6 months she has already served. For the latest on this story stay with 9&10 News.