Monday, May 16, 2011


Hudson, New Hampshire (SafeCITY) - Scott Wellington, a 31-year-old Greenville man was jailed Saturday after he allegedly bilked his employer for thousands of dollars by telling them his wife was dying of cancer.

She set them straight after finding the sympathy card they had sent following her "death."

According to Hudson Police, Wellington, an employee at C&M Machine, lied to his bosses, stating that his wife was gravely ill with cancer. After collecting $7,000 in company donations intended to pay for her medical expenses, he took things one step further claiming that his wife had died as a result of her illness.

Investigators say the company sent a sympathy card regarding Mrs. Wellington's demise to the couple's home. After finding the card, Mrs. Wellington contacted the company to inform them that she was very much alive and was not sick with any illness. The company called authorities.

Wellington was booked into jail and charged with two counts of theft by deception. He is being held in lieu of $2,500 bail. He is scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Monday.

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