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Charge filed against Texas teacher’s aide who faked cancer

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MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas have filed a theft charge against a teacher’s aide who investigators say lied to school staff and students about having cancer.

Mesquite police said in a statement Friday that 56-year-old Kevin MaBone (MAY’-bone) accepted more than $11,000 that was raised by students and staff at Wilkinson Middle School after he told them last fall he had been diagnosed with cancer.

Administrators became suspicious Monday when MaBone called to say he no longer had cancer but still needed surgery.

It was revealed that the days MaBone had claimed to need cancer treatment coincided with federal court dates in West Virginia, where he earlier pleaded guilty to misappropriation of government funds.

He’s currently in federal custody in West Virginia and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 13.

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