Fake pregnancy scammer on lam from Pa. charges - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Fake pregnancy scammer on lam from Pa. charges

By JOE MANDAK
Associated Press

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) - A woman with a history of scamming people into believing she's pregnant or abused is on the lam again.

This time, 33-year-old Amy Slanina is a fugitive on charges that she stayed at a battered women's shelter in western Pennsylvania by falsely claiming to be the abused wife of a Pittsburgh police officer.

Slanina has disappeared instead of appearing for a September court date, much like she has disappeared after perpetrating other scams in several states.

A court summons was mailed to the Ohio Reformatory for Women where she was serving time for a parole violation in another scam, but it was returned to sender.

It's unclear how western Pennsylvania authorities have lost track of Slanina, or when she might be brought back to face the charges.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • breaking news

    Jury finds Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

    Jury finds Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:38:34 GMT
    The jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son. She was found guilty of murder and child endangerment charges. She was not found guilty of aggravated murder. Amanda Bacon was charged with
    The jury has found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son. The jury returned a guilty verdict on murder and child endangerment charges. Bacon was not found guilty of aggravated murder.
  • Water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville

    Water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:22:57 GMT
    Waterville crews are trying to reach passengers on a boat stuck on the Maumee River. It's happening near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville. No one is hurt, but a family is stuck on a boat that has been
    Waterville crews are trying to reach passengers on a boat stuck on the Maumee River. It's happening near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville.
  • Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:05:37 GMT
    We are learning more about the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie. Bryan Huff of Rossford is an experienced fisherman. His dad says he lived on the lake. Andrew Rose of Maumee works as a bartender
    ODNR and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office continue combing Lake Erie for the missing men using sonar equipment.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!