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Arizona woman pleads not guilty in cancer scam

GILBERT, Ariz. -- A Gilbert woman accused of fraudulently claiming she had cancer and getting thousands of dollars in donations has pleaded not guilty.

Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra said Kelly Ann Wasko, 41, entered her plea Monday and is due back in court Jan. 24 for a pretrial conference.

Gilbert police said Wasko is being held on a $25,000 bond on five counts of fraudulent schemes and six counts of theft.

Police said Wasko claimed she desperately needed a bone-marrow transplant which her insurance wouldn't cover.

According to authorities a Facebook page was created by a family friend to collect funds to assist Wasko with the supposed medical procedure.

More than $12,000 reportedly was donated including $1,000 from Wasko's adult daughter and $350 from a person with cancer.

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