Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Grandparents of sick child arrested for stealing donations

`The grandparents of a 12-year-old boy waiting for a lung transplant are charged with emptying the charity account set up to pay for his medical expenses.

Charles Norman Vaughn Sr., 61, and Phyllis Vaughn, 55, were each charged Tuesday with felony theft of more than $10,000 after the boy’s mother said an account for collecting community donations was found empty. [..]

Terry said she hopes people who previously donated won’t be discouraged by the charges from giving to similar causes in the future.

“I know it’s too late for us now; our ship has sailed,” Terry said. “But please, please, people, there will always be other families and other children who need a transplant or who have cancer or leukemia.”‘

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