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Police: Woman's raffle for cancer victim was scam

Authorities say a Varnville woman who told people she was running a raffle to raise money for a cancer victim was actually using the cash to pay for her recent divorce.


CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a Varnville woman who told people she was running a raffle to raise money for a cancer victim was actually using the cash to pay for her recent divorce.


Chapin police said 53-year-old Donna Winn was arrested on Saturday and charged with nine counts of obtaining goods under false pretense.


Investigators say a Chapin business owner called police after becoming suspicious after hearing her story.


Authorities didn't release how much money was collected and say anyone who bought a raffle ticket from her needs to contact police.


Winn was released from the Lexington County jail on a $2,000 bond. It wasn't clear if she had a lawyer, and a phone number for her has been disconnected.

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