Mother Forced Son Into Surgeries To Claim Benefits

October 17, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – A mother has been arrested after it was found that she fooled doctors for six years, making her son get needless and painful surgeries, sit in a wheelchair in public, and have a constant IV tube in front of others, even though he was perfectly well.

The unnamed woman, who claimed to be a nurse but has no medical training, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits, as well as many gifts from conned celebrities.

She has been described by police as a “cruel, manipulative, evil mother who constantly lied to the medical professionals that her son was the illest [sic] child in Britain.”

She began taking her infant son to the hospital shortly after he was born, claiming he wasn’t keeping down his food.

After countless visits, doctors, who could find nothing wrong but trusted the mother to be doing what was best for her child, performed a surgery to put a tube in the young boy’s stomach.

From there, he has been given several other surgeries, while the mother frothed at the mouth with rage at any professionals who questioned her claims.

Her son was forced to sit in a wheelchair in public, though away from adult eyes he commonly ran around and played, including on a videotape of him playing on the beach that police found when raiding his mother’s home.

His room had a medical bed, medical equipment, and liquid food, and his mother wore nurses’ uniforms at home when ‘taking care’ of him.

She has pleaded guilty to child cruelty and defrauding the law. She will be sentenced after the New Year, and may receive a sentence of up to three and a half years.

Her son has been put into another’s custody.

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