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On December 2, 2021, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Randy Scott Gardner, 52, (DOB: 09/02/1969), of Washington Township, in connection with fraudulently obtaining funds through an online crowdfunding platform.

From April 2018 to October 2018, it is alleged that Defendant Gardner claimed to have stage 4 lung cancer. It is further alleged that the defendant used to claim to receive numerous donations for his everyday living expenses through the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe.

Randy Scott Gardner has been charged with one count of False Pretenses over $20,000 *

He was arraigned on April 8, 2022, in 33rd District Court and given a $20,000 personal bond. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 19, 2022, at 9:45 a.m., and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for April 26, 2022, at 11:15 a.m., before Judge Jennifer Hesson. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Michigan State Police.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.