Demand Highest Sentence for Mom Who Faked Daughter’s Illness

Mom fakes daughter's leukemia illness and gained thousands in contributions

Target: Keith Campbell, assistant chief of the Vernal Police Department

Goal: Recommend highest possible sentence for mother after faking her daughter’s cancer diagnosis and collecting thousands of dollars in donations

A mother in Vernal, Utah faked her daughter’s leukemia diagnosis and collected thousands of dollars in donation money. She is now facing a felony fraud charge and will be appearing in court soon for sentencing. Please demand that the Vernal Police Department seeks the highest penalty possible.

Abreail Winkler went through great lengths to convince people that her daughter had leukemia, even brainwashing her four-year-old daughter to believe that she indeed was ill. The girl’s father, Winkler’s ex-husband, was completely unaware of the scam that involved his innocent daughter and was horrified when he learned of Winkler’s sick scheme. Now, Ms. Winkler faces charges of communications fraud after a month-long investigation by the Vernal Police Department. Court appearances will begin in September 2013.

Ms. Winkler has not yet answered any media questions or apologized to her community for her disgusting, deceitful behavior. Please tell the Vernal Police Department to demand the highest possible punishment for this monstrous mother.


Dear Keith Campbell,

As Assistant Chief of the Vernal Police Department I am sure you have heard of, or are involved in the case against Ms. Abreail Winkler, the Mom who faked her daughter’s leukemia illness in order to collect donation money. This monstrous mother deserves the highest possible punishment for her sickening, deceitful scheme. When court appearances begin, please ask that she be punished by the full extent of the law.

Abreail Winkler pretended her four-year-old daughter had leukemia and collected thousands of dollars from unsuspecting members of the local community. Ms. Winkler even brainwashed her child into believeing she was ill. The child’s father had no idea of the sick scheme and was horrified to learn Abreail had used their daughter as a ploy for monetary gain. Abreail has yet to address any media questions or apologize for her ridiculous, selfish behavior.

With court appearances approaching, please demand that Ms. Winkler be fully charged for her disgusting behavior. Ms. Winkler is a despicable person and a monstrous mother who deserves the fullest punishment possible.


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Photo credit: Mother and Son via Flickr

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