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Man arrested for stealing money from young cancer patient

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Kyle Nunn, 30, is accused of scamming a business and the family of a sick child out of $9,000. (Source: LMDC) Kyle Nunn, 30, is accused of scamming a business and the family of a sick child out of $9,000. (Source: LMDC)
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LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell
Addie Roberts Addie Roberts
Addie Roberts Addie Roberts

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - She has a face that will melt your heart, but police say a man used a now 3-year-old cancer patient to pull off a scheme to get thousands of dollars.

Ever since Addie Roberts from Hodgenville was diagnosed with leukemia at age two in September, people have been stepping forward to help. Addie's grandmother made shirts and sold them raising more than $3,000.

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Her father said 30-year-old Kyle Nunn was an old high school acquaintance, so it must not have seemed odd when Nunn contacted the family and said he knew someone in country singer Jason Aldean's band. Nunn said he was trying to arrange a concert at Baxter 942, a Louisville bar.

The catch was he needed money to make it happen. So the family gave him almost everything they had raised, $3,000. The bar kicked in $6,000.

Only police said there was never going to be a concert.

"You know the tragedy in this whole thing is that this was a concert that was allegedly supposed to happen on behalf of a sick two year old child and it never took place," said Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell.

Addie's father, Ben Roberts, said Nunn never knew anyone in Aldean's band and he hadn't been in contact with them about a concert.

Now for the good news, Ben said Addie is doing well. She's responding to treatments and her type of leukemia has a high survival rate.

He asks for prayers for her and he wants to warn everyone else about what Nunn was doing.

You can follow Addie's fight and find out how to donate to the family on her Facebook page.  Just click here. You can also donate at any Citizens Union Bank branch.

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