Painting of a mother and child by Mary Cassatt.
Three women stood at the side of the road with a sign to publicize and collect donations for a funeral service for a boy killed in a car accident. They gathered $1,000 in donations before somebody got suspicious and called police, who discovered there was no boy and no funeral. The three are facing fraud charges.
Three Charged with Faking Story of Child’s Funeral to Collect Money, MyFox Boston>>