Couple Accused of Holding Fake Cancer Fundraiser to Face Trial

2012-11-14T03:45:00Z 2013-03-04T16:11:06Z Couple Accused of Holding Fake Cancer Fundraiser to Face TrialTimes-News Twin Falls Times-News
November 14, 2012 3:45 am  • 

TWIN FALLS • A Buhl woman accused along with her husband of holding a fraudulent cancer fundraiser will face a January trial.

Lisa Dawn Holley, 44, was arraigned in Twin Falls County 5th District Court Tuesday on two counts of grand theft by deception.

Holley and her husband, Michael Wayne Holley, 54, are accused of falsely claiming their daughter was being treated for cancer, then raising funds for her treatment. He also faces two counts of grand theft by deception.

Lisa Holley’s trial is scheduled for Jan. 15. A trial is set for Dec. 26 for Michael Holley, with alternate dates on Jan. 3 and Jan. 8.

In October, prosecutors charged Lisa Holley with an additional count of grand theft by deception. Prosecutors say Holley falsely claimed she was pregnant with triplets and received more than $1,000 in cash and goods from church members in Buhl. Holley told the Times-News she has documentation of the pregnancy from her doctor, which she will produce in court. A preliminary hearing in that case is set for Nov. 30.

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