Woman, 71, convicted in cancer treatment scheme

Ponca City Now - February 11, 2016 8:49 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A 71-year-old woman charged with fraud in an alleged cancer treatment scam has been found guilty in Tulsa.

Antonella Carpenter was convicted of two counts of mail fraud, five counts of travel fraud and 22 counts of wire fraud Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Carpenter committed fraud when she advertised that her laser treatments used to heat cancerous tissue injected with a mixture of saline solution and green dye or walnut hull extract were 100 percent effective in killing cancerous tumors.

Carpenter, who is not a medical physician, operated treatment clinics formerly located in Owasso and Broken Arrow. She previously had a similar clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She faces up to 10 years in prison on the travel fraud counts and up to 20 years in prison on the remaining counts.

Carpenter will be sentenced at a later date.

 

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