35-year-old Susan Stillwaggon has been charged with theft by deception, forgery and child endangerment for her alleged role in the alleged scheme.
Police say that Stillwaggon had convinced her son that he was sick. More than $1,000 was collected as part of the alleged hoax, which began six months ago, a local station reported.
The Courier Post reports that investigators began looking into the mother's story after receiving an anonymous tip. Numerous fundraising events were held in the son's name, according to the report.
Stillwaggon's mother tells MyFoxPhilly.com her daughter is sick and is currently hospitalized.
Source: Fox News