Florida Man Pretends to Be Disabled in Bizarre Scam

August 20, 2009 - 12:27 PM
A Florida woman was duped into changing diapers and providing care for a man she met through Craigslist who feigned disabilities. Turns out the man who hired Janet Schulte to look after an adult brother with diminished mental capacity was the same guy she bottle-fed and treated like a child for 3 months.
Melbourne, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman was duped into changing diapers and providing care for a man she met through Craigslist who feigned disabilities. Turns out the man who hired Janet Schulte to look after an adult brother with diminished mental capacity was the same guy she bottle-fed and treated like a child for 3 months.
 
Schulte said the worst thing is that authorities can't go after the man because he appears not to have committed any crime. Though the man lied, he typically paid the agreed $600 weekly for her services.
 
Schulte said he never broke character, and on the phone always gave an excuse when she tried to meet his "brother."
 
She and her husband got suspicious and found the man out after subtle behavior changes and a few late payments.