Skip to comments.Jailed Woman Has Trail Of Fake Pregnancies
Posted on 02/20/2012 11:45:32 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
PITTSBURGH -- Barry and Rebecca Vest can't conceive children -- or of why a woman pretended to be pregnant and persuaded them to travel from Idaho to Pennsylvania five days after Christmas to adopt a baby that didn't exist.
And what they really don't understand is why that isn't a crime.
The Vests claim to be the latest victims of a woman known to Pennsylvania authorities as 32-year-old Amy Slanina, who, according to court records and interviews, pretends to be pregnant so infertile couples or, in some cases, female friends or lovers will shower her with attention, affection and sometimes money, clothes, food and shelter.
Authorities list Slanina at 5-foot-4 and 175 pounds, and those who've met her said she could pass for being six or seven months' pregnant.
Others, including the Vests, were convinced she was pregnant sight unseen during fast-moving friendships carried out through text messages, phone calls and emails. Barry Vest, 36, and Rebecca, 31, knew her about a week before they flew to Pennsylvania.
"She's the true definition of a predator: She seeks out an adoptive couple and emotionally abuses them," Barry Vest said from his home in Rigby, Idaho.
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I wonder if the media will blame Santorum like they blamed Bachmann for a string of suicides in her congressional district.
seesh, these people allow themeselves to be scammed and right away they think it has to be a crime. If any crime was commited it has to be that they thought they were samrt enough to be parents.
I hope they get laughed out of the public square.
That woman at 5’4” doesn’t weigh 175. She’s about 240 if you ask me.
Post #4. For some reason ‘10 foot pole’ comes to mind.
My wife and I went through the adoption process and one thing you learn real quick is don’t trust anyone and unfortunately have an attorney to look after your interest.
“She was eventually sentenced in June 2010 to 17 months in an Ohio prison for stealing Helen Booth’s car, checks and bank card.”
WTH is that? Someone with a previous record commits Grand Theft Auto, check fraud, and wire fraud, and gets 17 months? Is this typical sentencing there, or do they just like to go easy on ugly lesbians?