A Milano, Texas mother has allegedly pretended that her children were sick to raise money.
Katelyn Christina Carnline, 28, received more than $2,000 after posting pictures of her children on a fundraising site.
According to Dallas News, she starved ther infant daughter and posted photographs of her on a fundraising site. She is accused of withholding proper nutrition from her infant child and for falsely claiming the child had a rare metabolic condition, the Milam County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Tuesday.
She also allegedly shaved her 4-year-old son’s head and placed a breathing mask over his face to give the illusion that he had cancer.
The woman even allegedly conned doctors into believing her children were sick. The Associated Press reported that doctors operated on one of the children repeatedly and performed unnecessary medical procedures.
A Milam County Sheriff affidavit stated that Carnline's children are now 'healthy' since Carnline was arrested in March.
Carnline has been charged with exploiting and causing serious bodily injury to a child, according to KWTX.
[Milam County Court Records]