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Man accused of faking coma for 2 years to avoid court

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A Welsh man who was in trouble for fraud was caught faking a coma for more than 2 years.

Investigators say Alan Knight, 47,  scammed his neighbor out of $40,000 and then avoided court by pretending to be paralyzed from the waist down and being in a fake coma, according to BuzzFeed.

Investigators say Knight claimed he had a “spine injury” that caused him seizures and left him in a “comatose state”.

Authorities say Knight’s wife, Helen, was in on the scam.

She allegedly pretended to care for him in the hospital, and even pushed him around in a wheelchair.

Doctors and nurses at the hospital got suspicious when they say him sitting up , eating, and writing.

Knight was eventually caught on surveillance cameras in a supermarket and driving his car.

Knight pleaded guilty to theft and forgery, and will be sentenced in November.

 

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