Man Faked Mother’s Obit

According to police in Northwestern Pennsylvania, a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. The relatives called up The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper after the orbit was published to report that the mother was indeed actually alive and well. In fact, the mother visited the paper.

Scott Bennett, 45 years old, was charged by police with disorderly conduct. Democrat editor Randy Bartley says he accepted the obituary in good faith but failed to confirm the funeral arrangements at press time.

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