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Four People Arrested For Faking Infant Deaths, Trying to Collect Money for Funerals
Four individuals have been arrested after toying with the emotions of passers-by by soliciting money under the guise of paying for the funeral of an infant. KTLA reports that Heather Nichols, 21; Catherine Mendez, 22; Chasity Doll, 20; and Jamari Carter, 26, allegedly held a sign on street corners with a picture of a baby and the dates "January 20, 2011 - June 4, 2011" written underneath.
The suspects were taken into custody yesterday in Fontana after police responded to a call reporting a woman soliciting money, says the LA Times. It later came out that the four were not connected to any babies that had passed away.
The operation, although it seems benign, was actually no small potatoes. The four reportedly netted $700 - $1200 a day, and ran the scam all across the Southwest, from Modesto to Arizona.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.