A false missing person report resulted in banning a mother from GoFundMe after raising funds for her son’s fake disappearance in Houston.
Houston Mother Banned from GoFundMe After Raising Funds for Her Son’s Fake Disappearance Following False Missing Person Report
Following a false missing person report, a Houston mother named Janie Santana was banned from using GoFundMe to raise funds for the disappearance of her son, Rudolph Farias, who reportedly returned home only a day after his mother filed a false missing person report.
According to a report from People, the Houston mother used the false missing person report to raise thousands of dollars in the GoFundMe even after her 17-year-old son already returned home, which led to the decision of the GoFundMe to ban her from the platform to prevent her from collecting more money using the false missing person report.
During the investigation, authorities discovered that Rudolph, in fact, had been living with his mother and was never missing, confirming the false missing person report, which reached the GoFundMe and immediately took action to remove and ban the Houston mother on their platform due to the false missing person report.
Houston Mother Continues to Deceive Authorities with False Missing Person Report for Eight Years
After the false missing person report was confirmed, the Houston mother initially claimed that his son went missing for eight years and was recently found with severe bruises outside a church, standing with the false missing person report she made.