Authorities said that Sarah and Kris Everson faked having a sextuplet as a hoax to tap the generosity of others to pay their bills!
Those who heard the Eversons' sad story of tight finances set up a Web site to solicit contributions -- including a van, washer and dryer, cash and gift certificates. A real estate agent was even working to find the family new housing.
Hours before admitting it was a scam, Sarah Everson showed an Associated Press reporter pictures of her in maternity clothes, her baring a huge pregnant-looking midsection, even sonogram images she claimed were of her infants. She showed off a tiny nursery, a closet full of baby clothes and the tiny diapers premature newborns must wear.
She said the entire story of her children's births was being kept secret by a court order enacted because a member of her husband's family was trying to kill the Eversons and their new sextuplets.