Krishelle Layton Pleads Not Guilty To Obtaining Goods By False Pretenses
A Casper woman who is accused of defrauding donors out of money for her son who was supposedly near death, has entered a plea in court.
Krishelle Layton has pleaded not guilty 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 is free on $2,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Ninja Dorian is currently under the care of the Department of Family Services.