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Mom, dead yet?? lol
« on: December 12, 2003, 09:30:00 PM »
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German has been jailed for declaring his parents dead 40 times in order to get charity hand-outs, a court said on Friday. Oh yeah -- they are alive and well.


The 31-year-old prevailed upon churches and individuals to part with about 6,000 euros ($7,300) in total to ease the pain of his mother's or father's "passing," a court spokesman in the western city of Bonn said.

He was sentenced to three years in jail for 40 successful acts of fraud.

"He would ask them for money to get to the funeral, usually his mother's, and then spend it on drugs," the spokesman said.

The litany of faked deaths came to an end when a woman he approached for a donation became suspicious.