April 15, 2006 - Posted at 12:24 p.m. CST
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) _ The couple who duped generous
Missourians into donating money for newborn sextuplets could now be
looking at time behind bars.
Charges of stealing by deceit were filed in Jackson County
yesterday against 45-year-old Sarah Everson and her 33-year-old
husband, Kris. Both are out on bond.
The charge accuses them of collecting 35-hundred dollars in cash
from people taken in by Sarah's account of giving birth last month
to six critically ill babies.
But Prosecutor Micheal Sanders believes there may have been
other donors who haven't yet come forward. Material goods,
including baby clothes, were also donated.
The couple admitted earlier this week they made up the story of
the sextuplets because they needed money to pay bills. A former
employer of Sarah Everson says the woman had also claimed in
December that she gave birth to quintuplets.