Jail time for hospice worker, Jennifer Risa Stover, who faked cancer

Stover worked at Collier Hospice in Wheat Ridge

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - A hospice worker who faked that she had cancer to get donations has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

A grand jury indicted Jennifer Risa Stover, 35, on charges of theft and charitable fraud last year.

Prosecutors said Stover was working at Collier Hospice in Wheat Ridge in 2008 when she told a co-worker that she had a cyst and was undergoing experimental treatment.

In the spring of 2010, prosecutors said Stover told co-workers that she had uterine cancer and that she needed experimental treatment.

Her co-workers donated their paid time off so Stover could continue to get paid while she took off work for her treatments. Her co-workers also donated money to help pay for her cancer treatments, mortgage, car payments, utilities and groceries.

According to the indictment, Stover never had cancer, nor was she ever treated for cancer and duped 16 people out of more than $30,000.

The judge sentenced Stover to 90 days in jail, six years probation and restitution.