A woman is headed to trial after authorities said she lied about two things: being a doctor and her son having cancer.
Court documents say Monika Burgett, 39, told doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital that her 3-year-old son was in pain, having trouble getting food and oxygen.
The hospital then gave her son unnecessary oxygen, feeding tubes and opioids.
Documents said Burgett also raised more than $40,000 dollars on GoFundMe saying her son needed it for chemotherapy and surgeries related to his cancer. She posted photos of him with a shaved head.
The boy does have neurofibromatosis, but not terminal cancer as she suggested.
He has been in foster care since last year and is now 5 years old.
Burgett is charged with child endangering, felonious assault and telecommunications fraud.