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A judge has blocked a Las Vegas woman from collecting $230,000 after she lied about being a single mom to three girls.

CNN helped raise $233,000 for Dasha Kelly after she was interviewed about the eviction moratorium in early August.

Kelly told CNN reporter Nick Watt she is a "single mom" of three girls, ages 5, 6 and 8, and she feared they would end up on the street.
 
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During the report Kelly dabbed her dry eyes with a wad of tissue, as she explained she owed $1,900 in back rent.

CNN promoted Kelly's GoFundMe account which raised over $233,000. Kelly later confessed she lied about being the mother of the three girls.

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Kelly told Watt she was babysitting the girls for her boyfriend, their biological father. She said the children have a home - with their biological mother.

The girls' biological mother, Shadia Hilo, sued GoFundMe to freeze the funds, according to Hilo's attorney, Marc Randazza.

Atlanta Black Star reported a Las Vegas judge has blocked Kelly's access to the funds.

In court documents, Hilo stated Kelly "exploited the children for financial gain in a fraudulent fundraising scheme."

In a statement, Randazza said:

"The judge decided, at least based on what he had seen in the case so far, we had a substantial likelihood of success on the merits, and that it would be fair and equitable to lock the money up so the kids don't have it, Ms. Kelly doesn't have it. The money is just sitting right where it was until further action by the court."

Randazza told the court he and Hilo offered to split the $233,000 four ways between Kelly and the three girls. However, Kelly declined the offer.

After Randazza contacted GoFundMe, the crowdfunding site gave donors the option to ask for refunds. Subsequently, the $233,000 decreased to a little more than $162,000.

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CNN has egg on their faces after they were conned into raising $230,000 by a woman who lied about being a single mom to three girls.

CNN viewers donated to Dasha Kelly's GoFundMe account after she was interviewed about the recent eviction moratorium lapse.

Kelly told CNN reporter Nick Watt she is a "single mom" of three girls who faced eviction and they could all end up on the street.

During the report Kelly dabbed her dry eyes with a wad of tissue, as she explained she owed $1,900 in back rent.

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Congresswoman Cori Bush (right) vowed to help Kelly and other single mothers like her.

"Dasha Kelly has started a GoFundMe page to try and cover that rent, $2,000. It’s a Hail Mary, she says she's praying for a miracle, hoping for a miracle," Watt told CNN viewers.
 
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The GoFundMe raised over $230,000 for Kelly, who later admitted she lied about being the mother of the girls.

She told Watt the girls have a home -- with their real mother.

She said she is the girlfriend of the children's father, and the girls were staying with them for the summer.

CNN ran a disclaimer on the online version of the story.

"After CNN aired a story about her potential eviction, Dasha Kelly clarified to CNN that she is not the mother of the three children featured in the story. CNN has verified she takes care of the children in her home for periods of time. She says she originally described herself to CNN as a mother because she considers herself to be like one to them."

GoFundMe says the cash in the account is frozen and no moneys were withdrawn.

This isn't the first time a woman "borrowed" someone else's children to defraud GoFundMe.

Last year Jessica Sumlin claimed she was a single mother of 11 children facing eviction.

Hundreds of people donated over $10,000 to her GoFundMe page.

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