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2 years 1 month ago

Woman steals baby after faking pregnancy

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Police say a woman caught trying to steal a newborn girl from a Southern California hospital had faked a pregnancy with her estranged husband. Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale tells The Orange County Register the motive of 48-year-old Grisel Ramirez may have been that...

2 years 4 months ago

Texas teen accused of faking cancer

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas teenager accused of faking cancer to steal $17,000 in donations has been released from jail on bond. Court records show a status hearing has been scheduled May 31 in El Paso for 19-year-old Angie Gomez of Horizon City. Gomez on Tuesday night...

2 years 6 months ago

Woman fakes cancer to raise money

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A suburban Richmond woman has been fined $50 after admitting she faked cancer to raise money. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Martha Ann Nicholas pleaded guilty on Monday to two misdemeanor charges of obtaining money by false pretenses. Besides the fine, she was ordered by a...

2 years 11 months ago

Fake Girlfriend

Being single can be tough for some guys, but now, you can fool all your friends...with a fake girlfriend. A new app allows you to send text messages to your "fake girlfriend" and you'll always get a loving response back. The program is totally free, you just pay for...

2 years 11 months ago

Man hides murder with fake emails

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Orange County man is due to be arraigned on charges he murdered his business partner for financial gain then pretended the dead man was still alive and sending emails while on vacation in Africa. Edward Younghoon Shin is charged with murdering Christopher Ryan Smith...

3 years 9 months ago

Man pleads guilty to faking way into Harvard

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A Delaware man has admitted faking his way into Harvard University and has been ordered to repay more than $45,000 in financial aid he received. Adam Wheeler pleaded guilty Thursday to identity fraud, larceny and 18 other charges stemming from allegations he fabricated a perfect...

3 years 9 months ago

Schools, government crack down on fake pot

The Drug Enforcement Administration and local schools are cracking down on fake pot products such as "K2", "Mr. Smiley", "Spice" and "Chronic". They're made from synthetic marijuana and are marketed as incense. However, the DEA has temporarily banned these products, which means they can't be sold in stores and you...

4 years 4 months ago

Man charged with faking his way into Harvard

A Delaware man has been charged with faking his way into Harvard and duping the Ivy League school out of $45,000 in financial aid, grants and scholarships. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Adam Wheeler got admitted to Harvard by falsely claiming he had earned a perfect academic record at Phillips Academy...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado woman accused of 48 false 911 calls

Police say a woman made 48 phony 911 calls threatening suicide, asking police to shoot her and claiming that her mother was dying of a heart attack. Forty-four year-old Caryn Sodaro of Lochbuie was arrested Friday following a four month investigation. Weld County sheriff's spokesman Shane Scofield says the woman...

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