An Atlantic, Iowa woman has been charged with child endangerment after police say she solicited money and widespread attention from the community by saying her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer.
It turns out the girl isn't sick at all. 30-year-old Leatha Kaye Slauson is in jail. An investigation began Thursday after police received a report of possible child abuse.
Atlantic police say the community rallied to help Riley Slauson enjoy what everyone believed was a life shortened by cancer. Fundraisers helped pay for a trip to Disney World and to ease the family's financial burden.
Cass County Attorney Daniel Feistner says Slauson is also charged with distributing drugs to a child under the age of 18. Feistner says the drug that was allegedly given to the girl was canabis oil.
Police are asking people to stop donating to the Super Riley Fund.