12 April 2006

What...the...?

Sometimes a story just makes you shake your head.

Couple fakes birth of sextuplets:
On Tuesday, authorities said the mystery had been solved -- the entire tale was deemed a hoax aimed at tapping the generosity of others to pay the couple's mounting bills...

The Eversons -- Sarah, 45, and Kris, 33 -- claimed to have given birth to four boys and two girls on March 8. The babies were apparently in intensive care.

The tale exploded in the local spotlight Monday when The Examiner in Independence ran on its front page a photograph of the couple holding six one-piece baby outfits and announcing the births.

Those who heard the Eversons' sad story of tight finances set up a Web site to solicit contributions -- including a van, washer and dryer, cash and gift certificates. A real estate agent was even working to find the family new housing.

Hours before admitting it was a scam, Sarah Everson showed an Associated Press reporter pictures of her in maternity clothes, her baring a huge pregnant-looking midsection, even sonogram images she claimed were of her infants. She showed off a tiny nursery, a closet full of baby clothes and the tiny diapers premature newborns must wear.
Did these people actually think this scam could possibly work? Wouldn't someone eventually notice they didn't have any children?

Oh, no problem. Pin it on the in-laws:
She said the entire story of her children's births was being kept secret by a court order enacted because a member of her husband's family was trying to kill the Eversons and their new sextuplets.
Books...$100
Maternity clothes...$300
Baby clothes...$1000
Special diapers...$500
Fake sonograms...$20
Fake tummy...$75
Film...$3
Getting your brother-in-law arrested on six counts of infanticide...Priceless!

2 Comments:

Anonymous illa latinitatrix said...

I gave birth to a human-alien hybrid last week, who wants to send me some alien formula?

1:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

I might, if you name me the godmother. I can't believe you didn't tell me you were expecting. *sniffle*

4:36 PM  

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