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.