Sextuplets Hoax Couple Pleads Guilty

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Wednesday, August 23 2006 Aug 23, 2006 Wednesday, August 23, 2006 2:15:46 PM CDT August 23, 2006 in News
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INDEPENDENCE (AP) - A suburban Kansas City couple pleads guilty to stealing by faking the birth of sextuplets and tapping the generosity of neighbors. Sarah and Kris Everson of Grain Valley pleaded guilty today to stealing by deceit and were sentenced to four years probation. They also must repay about $3,700 to their victims and perform 40 hours of community service. Prosecutor Tammy Dickinson said she was satisfied with the plea agreement, which allowed the couple to avoid prison time. The Eversons each faced up to seven years in prison if convicted. Community leaders in Grain Valley said the Eversons came to them in March, saying they had delivered six critically ill babies and needed help. The couple claimed the births were being kept secret by a court order because a family member was out to kill them. Days after their story was in an Independence newspaper, the couple admitted to reporters and police that the entire thing was a lie. They said they needed the cash.

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