An Atlantic woman already facing numerous charges associated with allegedly lying about her daughter’s terminal cancer, faces a new charge. According to online court records, Atlantic Police on Friday (today) filed a 1st Degree Theft charge against 30-year old Leatha Kaye Slauson.
The theft charge is with regard to the fundraising efforts she initiated for the medical care of her 5-year old daughter, Riley, whom Slauson claimed had cancer that was being treated by oral chemotherapy. An investigation however revealed the girl did not have such an illness, and that her symptoms were instead allegedly manufactured by Leatha Slauson administering cannabis oil and Neupogen, to make her appear ill.
Several fundraisers both locally and on the internet, raised about $25,000 for medical expenses, and to send the family on a trip to Disney World. In addition to the Theft charge, Slauson faces of two counts of Child Endangerment causing Bodily Injury, one count distributing drugs to a person under the age of 18, two counts of administering harmful substances, two counts of domestic abuse assault, and 10 counts of unlawful possession of a prescription drug or device.
Her Preliminary Hearing is set to take place September 22. A Pretrial Conference on October 13th, and her trial has been scheduled for November 12th. Slauson remains in the Cass County Jail on $35,000 bond.