Couple Accused of Allegedly Faking Birth, Death of Baby for Gifts
A Pennsylvania couple is accused of faking the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family
SOMERSET, Pennsylvania — A young couple in Pennsylvania is facing criminal charges after police said they faked a pregnancy, birth and death of a child in exchange for gifts and money.
Police said Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang claimed to have given birth to a baby boy on July 3rd but said he died a few hours later, reported WPXI.
A few months prior they apparently had a baby shower at a friend’s house in Cook Township, Pennsylvania.
That friend came forward and told police they believe Kaycee fabricated the whole pregnancy, according to police.
Police said pictures of that baby posted on social media appeared to show a newborn look-alike baby doll.
When investigators questioned the Langs, they claimed the baby died from respiratory distress syndrome and Kaycee was discharged from the hospital right after giving birth to a baby named Easton.
State police then did some digging and checked with the Cambria County and Somerset County coroner’s office, the hospital in Johnstown, the ob-gyn, and said there was no record for baby Easton or Kaycee Lang.
The Langs claimed the baby was cremated at Hindman Funeral Home but the funeral home said they’ve never cremated Easton Lang.
Police said they did a search of their house in Somerset Township and found a lifelike baby doll and a personalized urn inscribed with the name Easton Walt Lang.
The couple is charged with fraud and theft by deception.
Police said there was also a GoFundMe account made to help pay for funeral expenses where the couple collected more than $500 from family and friends.
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