In Scotland, a pregnant woman allegedly conned her ex-boyfriend into thinking she had an abortion so she could sell their baby to her gay friend. The hoax occurred after the woman slept with her friend in a one-night-stand, which she described as a “drunken mistake”. She explained, “We just went out for his birthday and it happened. Maybe it shouldn’t have. Three or four weeks after his birthday my period was late and the test came back positive.”
She decided to tell her gay friend about the baby and he was ecstatic. In fact, he started purchasing clothes for the child. She said, “He really wanted to bring her up and look after her. We found out it was a girl, so he had all the girl’s clothes sitting in the house.”
However, later the woman discovered that her ex-boyfriend was the father but decided to try and sell her friend the baby since he wanted the child anyway. Of course, the woman denied this and said, “It’s definitely not true. I never received any money from him, ever. I can see what it looks like but it’s not true. I am being honest.” Apparently the couple also set up a fake Facebook account for a woman who was supposed to be the man’s surrogate.
Police documents confirm that the woman did make plans to sell the baby but never received any money. The investigator involved in the case told the woman, “There is a suggestion he gave you money for having a child for him? He [the gay friend] told us it was your idea.” Additionally, the woman didn’t put the child’s biological father on the birth certificate. Instead, she put her gay friend even though she knew that he wasn’t the child’s dad.
Now, unbelievably, the child is three-years-old and the biological father has finally found out about his ex-girlfriends fraudulent behavior. Currently, the couple is on trail at Perth Sheriff Clerk in the United Kingdom.
The jury was told that the pair – who claimed to have conceived the child after a one night stand on the man’s birthday – were both detained and interviewed more than a year later in connection with a fraud charge.
The couple, from Perth and Glasgow, are alleged to have conned the NHS, the local Registrar, council officials and the child’s real father for nearly three years.
They are alleged to have made up a series of claims to dupe the father into thinking the child had never been born.
The 29-year-old woman and 35-year-old man are accused of carrying out a fraudulent scheme both before and after the little girl was born in February 2011.
It is alleged that between 1 June 2010 and 18 April 2013 they carried out the fraud at Perth High Street, Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth police office and Perth Registry Office.
Both are alleged to have formed the fraudulent scheme to have the man obtain parental rights and responsibilities towards, and be recognized as the father of the child, by NHS Tayside and Perth and Kinross Council.