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Funeral Scam In Covina, Child's Death Was Faked

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Authorities say three women are facing criminal charges after investigators reported that the trio lied about a child's funeral to solicit money from drivers in Covina, reports ABC Local. The women, suspected of conspiracy and fraud, are thought to have collected nearly $1000. Covina Police were tipped off about the women appearing in the same place weeks earlier holding signs about a boy supposedly killed in a car accident. Investigators say no such crash occurred.