Marysville, Ohio-AP—An Ohio woman sentenced to prison for faking her daughters’ leukemia to gain thousands dollars in donations says she did it to keep her husband from leaving.
Teresa Milbrandt shaved her daughter’s head and gave her sleeping pills to make it look like she was undergoing chemotherapy. She also made the child wear a protective mask and put her in counseling to prepare for death.
About 65 people and businesses gave her 31-thousand dollars for her daughter’s treatment.
Milbrandt tells The Columbus Dispatch her husband cared deeply for the child and that she thought he would stick around because of the faked illness.
The eight-year-old is in foster care and is said to be doing well.