Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cheating on a DNA Test

From 7online.com:
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. --In a scheme to avoid paying child support, a father fooled the court and doctors by sending another man -- who looked just like him -- to take a paternity test in his place.

Thomas Kenny, 25, was in a long-term relationship when he had a "fling" with another woman who became pregnant sometime in late 2012, The Birmingham Mail reported. Already having one child and another on the way with his long-term girlfriend, the Birmingham Crown Court argued that Kenny tried to dodge paying child support by asking his fling for an abortion, which she declined.

After the child was born, Kenny refused to pay child support and argued that he was not the father. On June 24, 2013 Kenny was ordered by the Child Support Agency to give a DNA sample to prove or disprove his paternity.

That's when, the court alleges, Kenny sent a lookalike to take the test for him.

Read more here.



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