Scientist Uses Obit to Confess to Faked Resume and Motel Theft

A Utah scientist used his obituary to admit to colleagues that he didn't actually graduate from college, let alone get a Ph.D. Val Patterson, a scientist from Salt Lake City, Utah, also confessed to a theft in the obit that he wrote himself. "I AM the guy who stole the safe from the Motor View Drive Inn back in June 1971," he wrote. He also told Disneyland and San Diego's SeaWorld they could throw away his "banned for life" file from their records. Patterson said he lived by the philosophy...Full Story
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