First of all, when so many things could go wrong with these types of setups, why would you risk the life of your child for a few bucks?
“MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — A mother and her teenage son are kidnapped. The kidnappers place a cell phone in the car of the boy’s father so they can communicate their ransom demands. The son is burned with a blowtorch. The mother implores the father to pay the ransom.
A terrifying scenario, but one that the FBI and police say was all orchestrated by the mother to get some fast cash from her ex-husband.
The mother, Alejandra Arriaza, her boyfriend, Angel Ponce, and his nephew, Joel Boza, were charged Tuesday with federal kidnapping counts. If convicted, they could be sentenced to life in prison.
According to an FBI affidavit, all three have admitted their roles in the phony kidnapping.” Source: CNN