A disturbing pregnancy-faking website has come into focus after a Michigan teen reportedly fooled her family and boyfriend into believing she was expecting triplets, even past her supposed due date.
FakeaBaby.com provided the unidentified girl with all the necessary props and equipment, including silicone bellies and sonograms, to help her pull off the utterly bizarre con.
Her 16-year-old boyfriend, Jordan, was (obviously) shocked when he got the news – especially about the fact that he was going to be the father of not one, not two but three children.
“I was excited, don't get me wrong, but I was scared," he told WJBK. "I started looking for jobs the best I could. I was ready to donate all my time."
Soon after the announcement, the young couple’s relatives embraced the pregnancy. Gifts started pouring in for the mother and new baby. A church in Taylor, a nonprofit in Dearborn and a Facebook group that she joined called "Moms of Triplets" made a generous donation to the expectant family.
Relatives even threw a baby shower for the expectant mother who had even named her three (fake) babies - Ivan, Alice and Isabella.
"She got tons of help," said Jessica Adams, the boy’s aunt. "The gifts, they couldn't even open at the shower there was so much."
The ruse went smoothly for months since her belly appeared to be growing and she had ultrasound reports detailing her progress.
However, some people grew suspicious when the due date came nearer and the mystery finally unraveled after a woman in the Facebook group Moms of Triplets – which the girl had joined – pointed out the ultrasound pictures were fake and contacted the family.
Subsequently, they discovered that the sonograms were from a website called FakeABaby.com.
"For about 10 months ... she gave me the story about micro preemies and how her doctor thought time would be better in there than time in the incubator," Jordan added.
The day before her C-section, the girl claimed she had a miscarriage and refused to go to the doctor. That's when Jordan's aunt called the authorities.
"So, I told the hotline she has three babies that she's supposed to be full term with, and she won't go to the hospital and they don't have heartbeats. So, they sent detectives over there and she finally cracked and told the detectives that she lost them at six weeks," stated Adams.
The case is currently under investigation since the girl conned thousands of dollars in donations. For more information on the story watch Fox 2 Detroit’s report below: