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Sep 2, 2012 6:17 PM by Lacey Steele

Man creates cancer scheme to get money

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been arrested after authorities say he scammed people for money by claiming his son had cancer.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports today that William Lorenzo Moffitt, 28, was arrested last week on charges including obtaining goods by false pretenses.

Officers got complaints about a man soliciting money for a sick child.

Police say they found Moffitt carrying an address book, a folder with his son's picture and medical information.

Moffitt told police he was going door to door to raise money because his son needed an operation to remove a brain tumor, but his family later told officers that Moffitt's son is healthy and doesn't have a tumor.

Moffitt was released from jail Thursday.

It wasn't known if he had an attorney.

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