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Michigan Woman Gets Year in Prison for Faking Cancer

A Michigan woman was sentenced to a year in prison for fraud.

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Lexington, Mich. – Sara Ylen was sentenced to a year in jail for healthcare fraud after pretending she had cancer, thetimesherald.com reported.

Ylen will also have to pay $121,000 to Blue Cross Blue Shield in restitution. Ylen claimed to have multiple myeloma and received $100,000 in hospice care. She also collected $10,000 from a church fundraiser, the website reported.

Ylen, 38, said she developed cervical cancer after she was sexually assaulted in 2001, the Daily Mail reported. To facilitate her story, Ylen forged medical records and documents.

This is not the first time Ylen has been in the public eye.

James Grissom served 15 years in prison after he was convicted of raping Ylen, but the conviction later was thrown out, the Daily Mail reported. Police in California said that Ylen had made up rape allegations during a 2001 visit to the area, information that had not been available during Grissom's trial.


christine2000369 February 21, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Saying a man raped her, and the man sentenced to 15 years for something he didn't do, and to lose 15 years of his life because of a sick liar! You know this is really bad for the women that really have bee raped. Accusing a man of raping you is not just a little joke, IT RUINES his life for ever! especially if he's NOT GUILTY. And for her pretending she has cancer ....shame on her. Someone said about her not being able to pay back all the moneys she got, because of her being in jail....I SAY...Put her to work on the highways and express ways CLEAN UP... Wor her everyday for 8 hrs. Our roads need someone to keep them clean for paper, blown out tires, cans, etc...MAKE HER WORK, Not just sit in jail and do nothing. Well that's my thought anyways. Make her pay for what she has done.
DON February 22, 2014 at 09:33 AM
The sentence should have been at least 15 years for the mans life she ruined! We don't need this scum back out in a year doing it again! Lets give the judge 15 years for not doing his job! Judge your FIRED! I'm so tired of jails are full or it cost tax payers to much money but yet our government gives money to other countries! Our judgical system is a total failure!
DON February 22, 2014 at 09:37 AM
With the slap on the wrist BS crime now does pay!
Lee Jacobsen February 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM
Now she will get 3 squares a day, TV, and free health care just in case she does actually get cancer. All on our nickel. Average cost to the taxpayer, around $37,000 per year. Perhaps she will get 'rehabilitated'. I hope they put her on a sex offender list so the guys can be warned......
big bri March 04, 2014 at 04:56 PM
James Lawler is a racist.

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