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My2Cents   Saturday, 12/10/11 01:10:25 PM
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Police: Pa. man fakes mom's obit to get time off

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_PREMATURE_OBITUARY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work.

Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville after the obit appeared to report the woman was actually alive and well. The woman herself then visited the paper.

Brookville police charged 45-year-old Scott Bennett on Tuesday with disorderly conduct.

Democrat editor Randy Bartley says he accepted the obituary in good faith after being unable to confirm the funeral arrangements at press time. He told The Derrick newspaper (http://bit.ly/vDDqLi ) on Friday that the woman was very understanding.

Police Chief Ken Dworek says Bennett wrote up the memorial notice because he didn't want to get fired for taking time off.

The Associated Press couldn't reach Bennett.


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