Holcomb opened a bank account in which she deposited money raised for her son. She also deposited checks sent with get-well cards for O’Donnell, The Buffalo News reported, and then used ATM cards to withdraw funds for gambling.

“I’m not sure how much of Ryan’s money I’ve gambled away, but it is virtually all gone,” Holcomb said in a written confession. “I know it was wrong to spend his money and I’m sorry for doing it. I’m ashamed of myself.”

Holcomb is her son’s primary caregiver, according to The Buffalo News. Two debit cards were issued for the bank account with the funds; she kept both of them.