BEAVER CITY — A western Nebraska woman is accused of misleading people who donated money to help an infant with cancer.

Kelsey Kennedy, 19, of Edison is facing a felony charge of theft by deception.

The Furnas County Sheriff's Office said it learned in December that Kennedy had organized a fundraiser for a young boy with cancer. Authorities said she planned to sell T-shirts as a fundraiser.

The Sheriff's Office said more than $1,000 was raised, but none of it was turned over to the boy's family and no T-shirts were produced.

Kennedy was arrested and then released on $3,000 bail. She is scheduled to be arraigned today. — AP

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