First, there was the finger-in-the-chili-at-Wendy's scam. So, your friend loses a finger in a work-related accident, and you're a slimy opportunist, and you spot a good chance to score some big dough (and then you get totally busted). Fine.
But intentionally swallowing glass so you can extort hotels and restaurants? Cuh-RAZY.
And then, faking a pregnancy with SIX babies to score free appliances and public sympathy? And expecting to be able to continue to get away with it? Extra, extra dumb.
Yet both happened.