Christine CorradoAug 11, 2017, 10:46 pmAug 12, 2017, 11:31 am

Yonkers PD: Woman used late Maryland boy’s battle with cancer in scam

Detectives say Tracey Jacqueline Weir, 35, sold raffle tickets for $25 for bogus fundraiser in child’s name


A Facebook page was set up for four-year-old Nolan Scully, a little boy from Leonardtown, Maryland who was diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue cancer. Sadly, Nolan passed away in February of this year.

But according to Yonkers police one woman, 35-year-old Tracey Jacqueline Weir from Yonkers used Nolan’s disease to her own advantage by selling raffle tickets at $25 through bars up and down McLean Avenue, the heart of the Yonkers Irish community.

Rory Solan's bartender James Lillis says the woman had come in to sell the tickets at his bar.

Yonkers police was notified by the Aisling Irish Community Center that raffle tickets were being sold in Nolan’s name for a fictitious fundraising event meant to be held at the center on July 29. But no event was scheduled with the center.

What's more, Nolan’s family did not even know someone was selling raffle tickets in his name.

Weir was arraigned in Yonkers Criminal Court on Thursday. She was charged with one count of scheme to defraud.



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