Police: Pennsylvania Man Fakes Mom's Obit To Get Time Off

faked obituary time offBROOKVILLE, Pa. -- 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 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.

Quoting Brookville Police Chief Ken Dworek, ABC News reported Monday that Bennett, who was employed at local factory, has been fired from his job.


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Willie

He got fired, oh great now he's going to move back in with mom.

December 12 2011 at 10:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Selinaa Wozz

Another restaurant cliaimed to use fresh mozz arella cheese,where it's dishes were actually made with economy cheddar.the "fresh pasta"advertieshed on another meau tumed out to be frozen.--Agedate. c0m --a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or older women and younger men,to interact with each other.

December 12 2011 at 9:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ourgordianknot

Isn't this an old sitcom gag?

December 12 2011 at 7:31 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Colleen

Oh, you can't do that?? lol

December 12 2011 at 7:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
alycemd

Why was he arrested for disorderly conduct? For publishing an obituary of a living person? I'd like to know more facts. I'd also like evrbody to report LL every time they see her SPAM!

December 12 2011 at 6:59 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
larry

Reminds me of a woman at the County that said she had to go to her mother-in-laws funeral. Just so happens she pulled that 4 times in 3 years. BUSTED ! ! !

December 12 2011 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kimcrdr

oh Steve you must be a Democrat, silly man you cannot scam someone to get time off, I bet your not mommys boy anymore!!

December 12 2011 at 5:18 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
debbiel13

The man needed a vacation, oh well now he has one.

December 12 2011 at 5:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frank S. Pedigo

It is a shame that people ned to do this to get time off . What is worse is if the Republicans take the White House all benefits will come to an end .

December 12 2011 at 5:09 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
belldn3

Guess someone can be that stupid. Congratulations Scott, your mother is so very proud of you right now.

December 12 2011 at 4:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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