Fake sextuplets 'mom' gets prison

January 29, 2008 4:58:03 AM PST
A Missouri woman who pretended she gave birth to sextuplets in order to get money from generous neighbors has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Forty-seven-year-old Sarah Everson and her husband admitted the March 2006 lie after their story appeared on the front page of a newspaper. The couple was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to felony stealing in 2006. They were ordered to pay more than $3,600 in restitution and perform community service.

However, arrest warrants were issued after they failed to pay the money and missed court hearings.

Last month, Everson's 35-year-old husband was sentenced to three years behind bars.