Mom claimed abused son had cancer, solicited donations

Mom claimed abused son had cancer, solicited donations (Image 1)
Mom claimed abused son had cancer, solicited donations (Image 1)

A Gibson County mother was arrested on Tuesday after authorities say she solicited funds for her family by claiming her 11-year-old son had cancer.

Authorities began investigating Jamie Decker after receiving allegations the 35-year-old woman was fraudulently soliciting money for her family from individuals through the media and social media.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation determined Decker collected at least $10,000 in donations.

During their investigation, doctors concluded the child does not have cancer, but is the victim of abuse.

Decker is charged with theft over $10,000 and remains jailed without bond.

The child has since been removed from her care.

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