FRIEDENS, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a couple faked the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family. Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang were charged Thursday with theft by deception and receiving stolen property.
Authorities say the couple posted a photo on Facebook of a baby. They said the child was born July 3 but died hours later. Authorities say the photo matched the appearance of a “newborn look-a-like baby doll” that was found in their Somerset County home.READ MORE: Jonathan Ramos, Brandon Moore Charged For Deadly 5-Car Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
A GoFundMe account was established. The couple also had a baby shower in May.READ MORE: Wells Fargo Center Allowing Fans Back Sunday As Philadelphia Eases COVID-19 Events Restrictions
Authorities say there was no record of the baby’s birth or death.
A number could not be found for the couple, and it was not clear if they had a lawyer.MORE NEWS: Retired Chester Firefighter Robert Sanford Placed On House Arrest For Alleged Role In Capitol Riot
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