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01-25-2017, 08:56 AM

Mesquite teacher's aide faked cancer to conceal federal charges
7:56 AM. CST January 25, 2017

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A federal judge Tuesday ordered a new investigation after a Mesquite teacher's aide admitted to faking a cancer diagnosis to conceal a criminal case in West Virginia.

Kevin MaBone, 56, pleaded guilty in October to misappropriating $6,600 in taxpayer dollars from 2007 to 2014.

MaBone was hired by Mesquite ISD in August and worked at Wilkinson Middle School as a teacher's aide for students with behavioral issues.

In December he told Principal Leslie Feinglas he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The staff and students rallied around him and raised nearly $11,300 in donations via GoFundMe to offset medical expenses. They also presented him with a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis on Friday. The vehicle, valued at $5,000, was donated by a local paint and body shop.

MaBone told his coworkers the donations and vehicle would allow him to take a few days off for surgery set for this week. Feinglas told News 8 that MaBone called her on Monday and told her he was cured of cancer.

"That was a major red flag," Feinglas said.

A Mesquite police school resource officer did a Google search for MaBone's name and found his guilty plea in West Virginia.

MaBone admitted misappropriating funds in 2014 and 2015 while he worked at a job corps center in Charleston, saying he used company credit cards to pay for fuel in his personal vehicle, according to the Department of Justice.