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Man Fakes Wife's Death For Employment Payout

Man Fakes Wife's Death For Employment Payout

Charged: Scott Wellington is accused of deceiving his company into handing over $7,000

Associated Press

May 16, 2011

GREENVILLE, NH – A heartless husband desperate for cash allegedly came up with a get-rich-quick scheme by telling his employer that his wife had died.

But Scott Wellington’s alleged scam was exposed after a sympathy card sent by his bosses was opened – by his perfectly healthy wife.

Wellington, 31, from Greenville, New Hampshire, is claimed to have duped his company into handing over $7,000 after claiming that his wife had terminal cancer. He apparently claimed the cash was needed to pay for her medical costs.

According to WMUR9 News, the fraud then snowballed, with Wellington later claiming to staff at C&M Machine Co. that his wife had died from the killer disease.

As a result, the Hudson firm granted Wellington bereavement leave so that he could mourn his bride.

Police say Wellington’s wife was unaware of the hoax – until a sympathy card arrived from the company consoling Wellington for his recent loss.

Wellington was arrested after his wife contacted the company to confirm she was still alive.

Wellington was charged with two counts of theft by deception. He was held in lieu of $2,500 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned later today.

So far police have not revealed the name of Wellington’s wife while a C&M Machine Co. spokesman said the company would not be commenting on the matter.


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    TreeHugger719

    about 3 years ago

    464 Comments

    Hey blackgold, why don't you look a little closer before you run that big mouth. The comment that was made referenced OSAMA not OBAMA. Not our fault that the name of the POTUS is extremely similar to the most hated terrorist in the world. Also, you might wanna take a closer look at the person who made the comment you were referring too, I highly DOUBT that LonnaNJ is racist against black people.

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    blackgold

    about 3 years ago

    158 Comments

    what does obama has to do with this story.you guys just won't let it go.highly educated black man and now you just drag him through the mud for a punchline.

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    Jonas

    about 3 years ago

    42222 Comments

    Loser...

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    LanaNJ

    about 3 years ago

    6950 Comments

    LOL, he would have been better off saying he was related to Osama.............DUH

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    Radiotelegrapher

    about 3 years ago

    2714 Comments

    Sorry low life POS.

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    bobska

    about 3 years ago

    660 Comments

    What a Dumb Sh!*!!!

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    95Zcar

    about 3 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Another example of job security for us...

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    jwoods4290

    about 3 years ago

    66 Comments

    what a jackass. no thought what so ever

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    IowaNinersFan

    about 3 years ago

    20632 Comments

    7K to pay for medical costs due to terminal cancer.....He must've been banking on ObummerCare to pay for the rest of the tab. This clown obviously has not been to the doctor lately.

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    Cat_D

    about 3 years ago

    9610 Comments

    I'm think this might be his soon to be EXwife ! hahahah

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    lajustice

    about 3 years ago

    1178 Comments

    What a moron, at least the wife had morals

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    MockTertl

    about 3 years ago

    248 Comments

    Bwahahahaha ... he deserves everything he gets ... what an absolute moron in every sense

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    rhood

    about 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    The idiot factor is high with this one.

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    blackgold

    about 3 years ago

    158 Comments

    this is a crazy story but i bet the wife was aware at one point but chicken out.i just hope he has a good story for killing his wife with cancer.

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    50400 Comments

    This is one sick man.

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