Couple Accused of Faking Baby's Birth, Death in Charity Scam

18 Août, 2019, 10:00 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • US Couple Fakes Pregnancy Gets Busted After Trying to Pass Off Doll As Baby Son and Raise Money via GoFundMe

A Pennsylvania couple has been accused of faking the birth and death of their baby in order to dupe their family and friends into giving them more than $600 in donations and gifts.

State police on Thursday charged Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang with theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property.

Kaycee's friend Cynthia Dilasio, who reported the couple to the police, claims that this isn't the first time the woman said she "lost" a baby. During a search at the couple's home, the police could not find any record, but a doll that looks exactly the same that Kaycee uploaded on her Facebook.

The couple subsequently set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the alleged expenses, which received multiple donations from the Langs' friends and family.

A baby shower was arranged for the couple in May, before Kaycee claimed she needed to be on bed rest for the final two months of her pregnancy.

"The baby died from fluid in his lungs and his heart rate dropping below 50 bpm", Geoffrey Lang allegedly told police, adding that his wife was discharged shortly after the death, according to documents.

The Langs claimed the baby was cremated at Hindman Funeral Home, but the funeral home said they did not cremate anyone by the name of Easton Lang.

In an August 5 interview, Geoffrey Lang told state troopers that he wasn't at the hospital when his baby was born and died, according to a probable cause affidavit against him.

'Easton's parents were blessed with just a little over 5 hours before he went to his heavenly home at 8.20 am, ' the obituary said.

Death row inmate eats cheesesteak, quotes Bible before being electrocuted
Department of Correction spokeswoman Dorinda Carter read a statement by Eddie Campbell, the nephew of Wanda's late husband. He said he has forgiveness in his heart for West and Martin but doesn't think justice should be ignored.

Nvidia posts revenue drop of 17 percent for Q2
The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . Professional Visualization revenue in Q2 was $291 million, up 4 percent from a year earlier and up 9 percent sequentially.

AOC Laughs Off Trump’s Suggestion She’s Jealous of Squad Sisters
Nida Ibrahim reports from the Tlaib familly village in Beit Ur al-Fauqa, where she met with the U.S. congresswoman's grandmother. Earlier this week Omar and Tlaib were banned from entering the country for supporting a Palestinian-led boycott of Israel.

Dilascio told CNN Friday she had her suspicions about Kaycee Lang's pregnancy along the way, saying she wasn't really showing but didn't think more of it.

The obituary invites people to plant a tree in memory of Easton.

They checked with the Cambria County and Somerset County coroners' offices, the hospital in Johnstown, and the OB/GYN, and there was no record for baby Easton or Kaycee Lang.

GoFundMe said the page raised 15 donations totaling $550 - but the site says those donations will now be returned. "You're not doing it to strangers, you're doing it to people who care about you". "It's sick", Dilascio said.

'We have a zero tolerance policy for any misuse on the platform. "We will fully cooperate with law enforcement officials during their investigation and we will issue full refunds to all donors".

They do not yet have attorneys.

'This type of behavior is not tolerated on GoFundMe.

The couple is now facing misdemeanour theft charges and is due to appear in court.

A pretrial hearing for the couple has been scheduled for October 1.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Sophie Turner surprises Joe Jonas during concert with birthday cake
I love you", Nick captioned a black and white photo of the two siblings. Sophie Turner shared a picture-perfect photo on her Instagram account.

Man caught playing ‘Pokemon Go’ on 8 phones behind the wheel
A Washington State Patrol trooper discovered a man was playing Pokemon Go - on eight different phones. The player even constructed a special foam blog to hold all of his phones while playing.

Des marins étrangers kidnappés au large de Douala
"Nous ignorons encore la nationalité des marins enlevés ce jeudi au large de Douala ", a indiqué l'officier supérieur. Selon cette étude, 73% des enlèvements et 92% des prises d'otages en mer se déroulent dans cette zone.

Boeing delays development of 777-8 long-range jet
European rival Airbus reported 69 deliveries last month, including 52 A320neo and A321neo jets that compete with the Max. It insisted it remained committed to building the aircraft and said the delay would reduce risks to the programme.

Hong Kong: le "Spiderman" français a gravi 68 étages "pour la paix"
Le message n'a pas convaincu tout le monde. ", a tweeté le caricaturiste chinois Badiucao , dissident basé en Australie ".

Corbyn and McCluskey reject Jo Swinson's Brexit games
Stamford MP Nick Boles has joined anti-Brexit rebel Tories in seeking a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to stop a "no deal" Brexit . On Friday Swinson told BBC radio she had spoken to both of them, and both said they would be willing to serve.

Muggy, warm evening with storms firing up late
As we advance through the weekend, most of it has been dry! Temperatures stay above normal to start the next work week. Rain chances ease into the late afternoon, just in time to kickoff the Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Richard Williams, 'Roger Rabbit' animator, dies at 86
Williams was a distinguished animator, director, producer, author and teacher whose work has garnered three Oscars and three BAFTA Awards.

Le président américain vante la perspective d'un accord
Le Parlement britannique recommencera à siéger le 3 septembre , après une pause estivale. Tout accord commercial doit être approuvé par le Congrès américain.

Ex-Jets QB Josh McCown comes out of retirement, signs with Eagles
Bringing in a veteran like McCown will provide some assurance at the backup quarterback position for the Eagles. McCown, 40, appeared in four games for the Jets past year , starting in three for the then-injured Sam Darnold .