Child-less Support

Here's a remarkable story from Washington State, USA. I don't know if it's unique, but I don't recall ever previously hearing of a woman (allegedly) faking a pregnancy in order to claim child support. That, however, is what Carmen Lynn Johnsen is accused of doing, with the result that she received a total of $3,500 from the alleged 'father'. Quite how she expected to get away with it (if true) without producing a child is not clear.

I do like the way that (at least some) original US court documents are available to view on the internet - see below. It is also nice to see that our legal system does not have a monopoly on archaic language ('to-wit', 'by color and aid of deception', 'against the peace and dignity of the State of Washington', etc.).