Krishelle Layton Sentenced For Obtaining Goods By False Pretenses
A Casper woman who was accused of defrauding donors out of money for her son who was supposedly near death, will avoid prison time, but claims a doctor messed up the original diagnosis.
Krishelle Layton was given first time offender status, along with one-to-five years of probation, after she entered an Alford Plea to one charge of obtaining goods by false pretenses.
Prosecutors say not long after Layton and her son, also known as Ninja Dorian, moved to Casper, she began telling a number of charitable donors between December 2013 and March 2014, that her son had terminal brain cancer, and was near death’s door.
In some instances, she contacted the organizations and in others, the organizations contacted her, but Layton’s defense says she did not make contact with anyone.
Upon contacting the examining doctor, the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigations learned, that the brain tumor that Ninja Dorian had, was not terminal and prosecutors mentioned at her preliminary hearing that a recent scan showed the tumor was no longer present.
Further investigations by the DCI shows that of the money raised through various fund raisers for Ninja Dorian, no receipts were turned in to show what it was spent on.
Layton has also been ordered to pay $5,170 in restitution.
At her sentencing, Layton's defense mentioned that not long after moving to Casper, she spoke to other media outlets about Ninja Dorian's condition and that they misinterpreted that the condition was terminal.
Layton also claims that she was later informed that the doctor who first diagnosed her son, messed up.
If she completes her term of probation, the guilty conviction will be cleared from her record.
An Alford Plea is not an admission of guilt, but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence and/or testimony, to get a guilty conviction from a jury, if the case would have gone to trial.