Woman Arrested In Cancer Scam
(Springfield, IL) -- A Troy woman has been charged with scamming people by saying that both she and her son had cancer. Melissa Barton was arrested last week at the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Springfield. Police say she was on her way to Chicago to appear on the "Dr. Phil" show. She's been charged with theft by deception. Police say Barton used had been saying she and her son had cancer so she could get money.