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    Ann Crall Sentenced

    (Golden, CO – May 20, 2011) Ann Crall was in court this week to be sentenced for taking over $58,000 from unsuspecting donors under the pretense that she had cancer. On May 19, District Judge Jane Tidball sentenced Crall to 90 days in jail and ten years Intensive Supervision Probation.

    Prosecutors asked for a prison sentence based on the extent of Crall’s deception and the lies she perpetrated to support her drug addiction.

    Crall’s husband worked for the Lakewood Police Department. Many employees of the department, as well as other law enforcement agencies, made contributions to help with what they believed to be cancer treatments for Ann Crall and her family’s financial difficulties.

    Ann Crall began telling people that she had been diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2005. She said that she was beginning treatment. She continued and expanded the ruse for the next four years, lying to people, telling intricate stories of how her chemotherapy wasn’t working, how her cancer had gotten worse, that her liver was failing and that she was having seizures. During this time, she continued to accept charitable contributions from friends, neighbors, church members and many of her husband’s co-workers.

    Between January 2006 and December 2008 there were many fundraising efforts on her behalf. The proceeds were deposited into the Crall’s bank account. More than 1,000 donations were made to assist the Crall family during this time. The 31-year-old Highlands Ranch woman pled guilty to Theft, a class three felony, and Charitable Fraud, a class five felony, on March 11, 2011.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    May 20, 2011

    Last Updated: 6-27-2013
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