Photos: Sandy Nguyen joins our list of alleged local cancer fakers

In its coverage of Sandy Nguen, who allegedly scammed $25,000 from friends and neighbors by pretending her son had cancer, 7News describes the alleged crime as "unbelievable."

In truth, however, it's all too easy to believe someone would perpetrate such a hoax -- since it's happened several times in Colorado over recent years. Look below to see our coverage of three previous cancer hoaxes, followed by the details of allegations against Nguyen.

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