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Woman runs fake newspaper obit to fend off creditors

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Write-brained, May 21, 2008.

  1. Whoops. Might have gotten away with it, too, if not for those meddling good-doers who wanted to pay their respects to a fallen soldier.


    A North Charleston woman who claimed to be the mother of a female Air Force officer killed in Iraq conceded Tuesday the officer doesn't exist.

    Melanie Grant, 39, said she thought she could buy time with creditors if she told them her daughter had died. A paid obituary published Thursday and Friday in The Post and Courier stated Lt. Melissa Hope Grant, 24, died May 11 in Iraq.

    "I just made it up. Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking," a tearful Melanie Grant said.

    A photograph accompanied the obituary. Grant said she tore the photo from the pages of a bridal magazine.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Only in North Charleston...
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Hey, her money's still good. Papers should see fake obits as a growth market
  5. This will not end well? (Or am I skipping a line?)

    How about ...

    ... has never been in my kitchen?
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    This is why you should make a funeral home confirm each and every obit, even the paid ones.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yah yah yah, maybe somebody can invite her to "mentor the youth." ::) ::)
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    She stole the idea from Creed Bratton.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    BAD career move.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Imagine if you were the bride in the magazine and you suddenly pick up a paper and see an obit with your picture on it?
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Pitch this idea to publishers now and see how many of them go for it.
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