CO who faked cancer likely wanted attention

Corrections Officer Dale Daniel, 26, received a total of $2,154 from co-workers who donated funds toward medical expenses


By Beth Burger
Chattanooga Times Free Press 

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. — A national expert on people who feign illnesses believes it's likely a Hamilton County jailer who faces nine counts of theft after he was indicted Thursday for reportedly pretending to have cancer, likely just wanted to feel loved.

Corrections Officer Dale Daniel, 26, received a total of $2,154 from co-workers who donated funds toward medical expenses. They also dipped into leave time at work to give to Daniel so he wouldn't miss days off without being compensated, said Janice Atkinson, a spokeswoman for Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

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