Police: Greenville, NH Man Faked Wife’s Death, Wife Found Sympathy Card

HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — Hudson police have charged a 31-year-old New Hampshire man with theft after he told his employer his wife had cancer and had died to get financial assistance.

Police said C&M Machine Co. in Hudson donated $7,000 to Scott Wellington of Greenville after he sought the company’s financial help to deal with his wife’s illness. The deception was uncovered when Wellington’s wife found a sympathy card for her death from the company and told authorities she was not ill and had not died.

Wellington is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

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  • manshornets

    lol thats a good one

  • emom

    WHAT A DOPE…….. what was he truely trying to do,,,,a gambling debt, personal debt…. GREED… or a case of stupidity…. why not try it who will find out….. ahhh yeah think he didnt think things thru to well…. stupid is … as stupid does.;……

  • Mamie

    I would mail him a Congratulations card…..HEY BUDDY YOU JUST EARNED YOURSELF A DIVORCE!!!

  • pedro

    what an idiot!!!

  • Patty

    What happened to the sound on your Sunday Morning segment about Henry Kissinger? The sound was gone for the whole segment… 10 minutes or so!!!
    I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years of watching TV!!!
    Please explain…

  • Divi

    if it isn’t cash it’s copper.

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