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Fayetteville scammer must repay support group

Posted October 9, 2008 4:22 p.m. EDT
Updated October 9, 2008 5:10 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville woman who allegedly scammed a support group for divorcees out of more than $6,000 pleaded guilty Thursday.

To get money from the group Margaret Irene Haithcock, 51, of 655 Monogan St., claimed that she had cancer and that her son had died in Iraq. The group held several events to raise money for her and held a memorial service for her son.

Haithcock was sentenced to 36 months of probation and fined $200. She was ordered to pay $6,200 restitution, undergo a mental health assessment and have no contact with the support group.