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Man lies to church about daughter’s death to get money

Updated: Friday, August 8 2014, 06:33 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
WELLSVILLE, Ohio -- The Wellsville Police Department is issuing a warning after a scam that started at a local church.
Investigators said Richard Matthews told the church his 4-year-old daughter had died at a Pittsburgh area hospital over the weekend.
From there, he proceeded to ask for money to get his ex-wife back from Texas. And the church gave him more than $200.
But something didn't smell right. Police were called and began an investigation and found the claims were false.
As a result, Matthews has been charged with theft. He also faces a number of charges out of Jefferson County. He  is due back in court later this month.

Man lies to church about daughter’s death to get money


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