Brittney Schmidt and Vincent Fina from Brooklyn were arrested and charged with scheme to defraud and endangering the welfare of a child on February 21st.
Apparently Brittney Schmidt, Vincent Fina and their son said they were collecting donations for Gianni Incandela, a boy who has a rare brain cancer.The police said that child is alive. Story here and here
Here’s the sad part – they involved their son in the scam. He’s just a kid.