Ga. woman in elaborate child support plot

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By The Associated Press

ALBANY, Ga. - A 38-year-old woman was charged with five counts of theft after convincing a man to pay child support for her friend's baby.

Dougherty County Sheriff's Capt. Craig Dodd said Regina Thompson used a friend's baby girl to convince her ex-boyfriend Joseph Golden that the child was his so she could get child support.

He said Thompson was keeping her friend's child during the week while the mother was attending classes. He said the girl's mother, Lastraga McCloud, didn't know anything about the plot.

Dodd said the ex-boyfriend doled out more than $1,600 in five payments over the next two years. He said "he was convinced the little girl was his. They had pictures made at her birthday party and everything."

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airbud7 01/06/11 - 11:40 pm
That Dirty Rotten, Cold

That Dirty Rotten, Cold Hearted, Blood Sucking, good for nothing Scoundrel!!!

PUPPYMOMMA 01/07/11 - 12:18 am
He should have known

He should have known something was up. For one thing, $1,600 over 2 years equals out to about $66.00 a per month. I don't know where else but the "land of entitlements" that you can support a child on that.
The woman was low down to play with that man's feelings. Sounds like he had "Sucker" wrote on his head. Doesn't he watch Maury? DNA test?

WoodyKaminer 01/07/11 - 02:02 am
I dont think that $1600

I dont think that $1600 counts as an "elaborate" scheme. Way to go AC with your exaggerated titles to capture peoples attention. Is this stupid article really worth reading??? I will never get that 38 seconds back.

Jane18 01/07/11 - 10:41 am
You have to admit it is an

You have to admit it is an eye stopper(headline). Maybe somebody needed this article to wake him up. Then again, it might put a bad thought in some conniver's mind.

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