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Dead Baby Scam Hits San Diego Even After Arrests

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By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on August 23, 2011 6:52 AM

Dead baby scammers Tiffany Lyon, 27, and Chasity Doll, 20, are at it again.

The pair was arrested in June in Modesto, California after waving donation signs on busy streets. These fraudulent signs claimed they were raising money for a dead infant that actually never existed.

That dead infant scam raised around $640. And, reports are now surfacing that the pair, who are out on bail, are back into the scamming business. The duo was spotted a few hundred miles down south in San Diego, reports The Modesto Bee.

Witnesses say that the pair was holding signs asking for donations for a dead baby named "James Matthew Foster," with a date of death of August 6th.

Earlier in Modesto, they were caught scamming the public by holding signs asking for donations for a dead infant named "Justin Michael Farrell" with a June 6th date of death, reports The Modesto Bee.

The two signs seem eerily similar, to say the least.

The women were spotted by concerned motorist who called a local newspaper, seeking to get the women more publicity in order to help with the "funeral" costs. Reports spoke to the women upon arrival. One claimed to be the mother of the dead child, and the other claimed to be the mother's sister, The Modesto Bee reports.

The two women disappeared before police arrived.

Which is probably for the best, as the duo would be hard-pressed to explain what they were doing.

Back in Modesto, the pair has already been charged with conspiracy to cheat and defraud by false pretenses, and a misdemeanor offense of giving a false ID to a police officer, The Modesto Bee reports.

It's likely that if the San Diego investigation confirms Lyon and Doll's identities, they may face additional charges.

And, justice may be served after all. Dead baby scammers Tiffany Lyon and Chasity Doll are set to return to court in Modesto on September 1st.

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