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Maynor sentenced to 42 months in jail for cancer hoax

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Keele Maynor took the stand for the first time since pleading guilty to theft and fraud charges in March.

Monday she begged for forgiveness in front of family saying her actions stemmed from a rough childhood.

"I didn't feel like anybody loved me or that I was loved and I was just real low," Maynor said.

Chattanooga fraud investigators say Maynor ripped off several city employees who tried to help her.

"Employees donated personal leave time to Miss Maynor thinking she had cancer. In their mind they thought she was going to get medical treatment," Sgt. Toby Hewitt testified.

City employees donated over 1,500 hours or 187 days of paid leave to Maynor.

Maynor who remained steady much of the sentencing, showed emotion when a close friend took the stand.

"I would send out a message through email and see what type of help she needed whether it be groceries or whatever," Sandra Hughes said.

Hughes would then hug Maynor after testifying, but she was just one of many bilked out of thousands of dollars in this scam.

After emotional testimony from Maynor's aunt and her father, she would later face her fate after delivering this statement. "I will spend the rest of my life trying to correct a wrong and try to do whatever I have to do to make it up to al the people I hurt."

Maynor was sentenced to 42 months in prison and will be eligible for parole after 30% of her time is served.

Then she will be on probation for ten years.

She was ordered to pay restitution at $300 dollars per month.

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