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Elizabeth Emilie Bateman

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Former Steamboat Springs woman who faked cancer commits suicide, friend says

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.

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Former Steamboat Springs woman accused of faking cancer, stealing $7,000

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.


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