Times News: Cancer Fraud Suspect Storms Out of Idaho Courtroom

Posted by George Prentice on Tue, May 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Michael Holley (left) and Lisa Holley (right) have been charged with grand theft by deception.
  • Twin Falls County Jail
  • Michael Holley (left) and Lisa Holley (right) have been charged with grand theft by deception.

An Idaho man, charged with his wife in an elaborate cancer fundraising scam, stormed out of a Twin Falls courtroom May 14 after shouting at a judge and threatening his attorney with a cane.

This morning's Twin Falls Times News reports that 54-year-old Michael Holley had some choice words during a pretrial hearing, saying he was adamant about his innocence and "I don't care if I live or die. I'm not going to prison."

In August 2012, Holley and his wife lisa were accused of holding fundraisers, telling neighbors that their daughter had leukemia. In fact, law enforcement said the couple was raising money to pay a lawyer to help them regain custody of their daughter. At the time of their arrest, police also confiscated gift certificates and gift cards that had been donated to the couple from several retailers.

After walking out of his hearing May 14, Michael Holley was ordered by Twin Falls County 5th District Judge Randy Stoker to undergo a mental health evaluation, the second such evaluation ordered for the suspect.

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A fine looking couple.

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Posted by dikweed on 05/15/2013 at 10:44 AM

what a couple of ass holes.

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Posted by eth.hansen on 05/15/2013 at 3:02 PM
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