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Mesquite mother faces 95 charges in alleged cancer scam

Krista Hostetler

Mesquite mother faces 95 charges in alleged cancer scam

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Sep 23, 2013

Mesquite, NV (KTNV) -- A no bail arrest warrant was issued for Shawnanna Starr Flores Guerro on Monday.

She has been charged with 95 misdemeanor charges including 32 counts of obtaining money, property, rent or labor by false pretenses, 29 counts of petit larceny, one count of contributory neglect of a child, one count of obstructing public officer and 32 counts of unlawful acts involving electronic mail or transmission of other data information, images, programs, signal or sounds to computer, system or network.

Shawnanna, who was made aware of the warrant, surrendered to authorities at the Mesquite Police Department Monday evening.

She was booked on the numerous charges.

Shawnanna is accused of scamming the community by saying her healthy son had cancer and then collecting donations, planning fundraisers and placing money jars at businesses.

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