Nurse pretends friend's baby is her own to keep man after one-night stand

Nurse pretends friend's baby is her own to keep man after one-night stand
Published: 2014 November 08 09:00:24 (12791 Views)
25-yea-year-old Charmaine Wilson from Bridgend, south Wales, obsessed Liam Griffiths, 31, a man she had slept with just once has been jailed for pretending she had his baby.

Wilson tricked Griffiths into thinking she had given birth to a baby boy after a drunken one night stand.

The besotted nurse fooled him in an elaborate fraud by pretending a friend's toddler was their own son.

Her outrageous chain of lies were only revealed when a real relative of the boy spotted a picture of him with Griffiths on Facebook and told him he could not be his father.

Shocked Griffiths said: "I am devastated and heartbroken to have lost a child that I thought was my son and had bonded with this child.

"We fell in love with him from the start and I am heartbroken to have lost him."

Wilson abused her position as a nurse to forge a fake birth certificate for the child and even a fake DNA test which supposedly confirmed Griffiths as the dad.

She even convinced Griffiths' family it was their own grandchild.

Her con was so successful the family showered Miss Wilson with gifts and even bought her a car to help her get to and from work at The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

They were also in the process of building a small house in the grounds of their family home so the young family could have somewhere to live.

Wilson's six-month fraud which lasted from December 2013 to May 2014, was finally exposed when proud dad Griffiths posted a picture of him and his 'son' on Facebook during the middle of the build in May this year.

By chance a friend who was related to the then two-year-old boy recognised him immediately and demanded to know why Griffiths was claiming her baby cousin was his son.

The child's real mother was tipped off and Wilson's elaborate hoax began to unravel.

She was arrested and quickly pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery for faking the birth certificate and the DNA results.

Wilson, who has been suspended from working at The Princess of Wales Hospital, appeared at the town's Magistrates Court on Friday for sentencing.

At first Wilson lied to Griffiths that she had become pregnant but had had an abortion.

She stalked him so much on social media he had to block her and even change his telephone number.

The pair did not meet again until Griffiths and his mum Catherine Thomas took his dying grandfather into The Princess of Wales Hospital last year.

Wilson pounced and approached his grandfather's deathbed with the toddler in her arms, announcing to the shocked pair the boy was Griffiths's son and Mrs Thomas's grandson.

The court in Bridgend also heard that at first Griffiths was sceptical and demanded proof.

But, unbeknown to him, his mum Catherine Thomas started a secret relationship with Wilson and the boy.

When Wilson finally presented Mr Griffiths with the faked birth certificate and DNA results in April he decided he should settle down and take care of them and begun ambitious plans to build a small house in the grounds of his family home.

Griffiths said: "Everything I see now reminds me of the child and what I have lost.

"I tried to keep Charmaine on side and changed my lifestyle to keep access with a child that I thought was my son.

"I've given up holiday this summer to work on a home I had planned for me and my son.

"I was in the process of looking for a change of car as I drive a MGF convertible that is not child friendly and I was going to change it for a more family friendly car.

"The only word I can use to describe Charmaine and what she has done is mental and I cannot believe she would deceive me in this way."

Griffiths's mum Catherine Thomas, 54, also spoke of her anguish at losing her supposed grandson.

She said: "I feel we have had a family bereavement having lost a child that I honestly thought was my grandson and that I had bonded with, fallen in love with and spoilt rotten as I felt I had missed out on the early part of his life and wanted to make up for the time I had lost as a grandparent.

"The timing of the lie was also a factor as I still haven't grieved properly for my father who passed away in February and I feel that Charmaine took advantage of me and my family at our lowest ebb. 

"We have spent an awful lot of money in accepting that he was our flesh and blood and this was given in good faith in us believing he was our grandson."

The grandmother of the boy Wilson used in her deception revealed that his real mum was appalled to find out about Wilson's cruel hoax.

It is understood the boy's mother has no contact with her child's father and the gran, who does not want to be named, said the toddler keeps asking to see Griffiths, believing him to be his father.

She explained: "She was going through a really tough time and had a newborn to take care of so her supposed mate Wilson stepped in to help with the eldest child.

"She had no idea Wilson was doing this and when she found out she was sickened.

"It was lucky the Griffiths family are such good people because she knows now her son could have ended up anywhere.

"It is not worth thinking about.

"But the boy is OK although he keeps asking for his dad which is absolutely heartbreaking.

"He also asks after Charmaine but he says he doesn't like her because she always shouts at him."

Source - Mirror

Tags: fraud, hoax,

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