Mother accused of pretending to be doctor, faking 3-year-old son’s “terminal cancer”

CINCINNATI — A woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids.

A Hamilton County prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday, August 8th at the trial of Monika Burgett that she convinced doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that she was a doctor while they cared for her three-year-old son.

Officials at Children’s Hospital declined to comment about

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