A woman in North Carolina faked the birth of a son to collect VA benefits from the man she claimed was the father of her child who died in 2006.
Elizabeth Hayes Cox claimed she gave birth to the son of Randall Cox, a military veteran receiving VA benefits, according to the indictment. Ms. Cox claimed that Mr. Cox’s benefits should be paid to her for child support, and she fraudulently collected over $100,000 in benefits from March 2000 through May 2017.
When she was arrested by the authorities, she had $500 cash and tickets to go on a cruise. She also had $20,000 stashed in a savings account.