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For The Third Time Judge Delays Jail Time For Ex-Cancer Charity CEO

Brianna King was supposed to surrender herself to begin a year sentence Tuesday but instead, asked a judge for a third delay

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    For The Third Time Judge Delays Jail Time For Ex-Cancer Charity CEO

    A San Diego judge granted a third request to delay jail time for the woman accused of stealing money raised to help local families with children battling cancer.

    Brianna King was supposed to surrender into custody to begin her year sentence Tuesday but asked a judge for more time, citing health concerns her newborn baby is facing.

    This is the third time a judge has granted her a delay in reporting to prison. 

    King pleaded guilty to grand theft last September for stealing thousands of dollars in connection to her time at the helm of the nonprofit WishWarriors.

    The district attorney’s office opened a criminal investigation into King after an NBC 7 investigation revealed children profiled by the charity never received the donations they were promised.

    King would solicit items and gift cards from stores as donations to auction off at fundraisers, but prosecutors say she would instead use them herself. King would also spend donation money at hair salons, spas and on car payments and other personal bills, prosecutors said.

    She has been ordered to serve a year in prison and five years of probation. Her prison term was first delayed to April 11 because she was pregnant at the time of her sentencing. That was pushed back to June 21 due to a medical reason.

    King has told NBC 7 Investigates she does not wish to discuss the sentencing and has refused to answer any questions about the charges and investigation.

    She was ordered to continue making restitution payments for what she stole from the charity. She has already paid $10,000 but still owes more than $8,000, according to prosecutors.

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