May 10, 2013
Elizabeth Emilie Bateman
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The former Steamboat Springs resident accused of faking cancer and stealing thousands of dollars in charitable contributions has committed suicide, according to a former friend.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Elizabeth Emilie Bateman, 34, is accused of faking cancer, hosting a fundraiser for a phony cancer charity and spending the $7,000 in proceeds on herself, for which she faces a felony theft charge.