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S. Jordan man charged for allegedly lying about cancer

Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-16 17:57:23-05

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Police say a South Jordan man lied about having cancer, then used the money he got to take his family to Disneyland.

Jeffrey Averett is charged with communications fraud, a third-degree felony.

Police say he told them he got nearly $600 from a church fundraiser and police say his wife got over $1,000 based on her husband’s perceived illness.

Averett is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10.