A British social worker has been fired for lying to bosses about the deaths of her father, mother, uncle, aunt, brother and ex-husband to skip work.
Rachael Miles took 66 days off in two years to cope with six deaths she completely made up.
In her first claim in February 2010, less than two weeks after starting work for the council, she told bosses her father had been in a car crash, later reporting he had died. The following month Ms Miles claimed her mother had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, and later that year that she had died during surgery.
In 2011, she told bosses her brother died, followed by her ex-husband. In November that year, Ms Miles asked for more time off after telling bosses her uncle and then her aunt died seven days apart.
“I have no recollection of the events mentioned,” she wrote to a disciplinary panel, before they yanked her credentials.