A group of Australian women claims an ultrasound business gave them fake, 4-D images of their unborn babies. According to the “Bunbury Mail,” hundreds of women have joined an online victim's group where they are sharing stories of their traumatic experiences with "Amazing 4D Imaging."
According to Mashable, the owner, Rawinia Hayes, was in court Monday where she pled not guilty to claims she gave expectant mothers ultrasound images she found on the internet.
Mother of three, Catherine Osment told the “Bunbury Mail” she paid for a DVD of her ultrasounds, but when she received the disk she quickly realized something was wrong.
“I knew as soon as I opened them they were fake and it made me feel sick,” Osment told the “Bunbury Mail.”
For her, the tip-off was the differences between the photos. She said they were obviously not of the same baby. After searching for the photos on Google Images, she says her suspicions were confirmed — she thinks they were pulled from the internet.
Another mom, Jacinta Langford, says she believes she was also duped by Hayes, but she only realized after framing her photos and sharing them with friends and loved ones.
“I’m angry and upset because I have the photo in a frame and have shared with my friends on Facebook,” she told the Bunbury Mail. “Now I don’t know if they are mine.”
Hayes continues to deny any wrong doing. She said she is a trained ultrasound technician, and many of her customers continue to support her.
“I’ve had a lot of phone calls from previous customers of support,” Hayes told the Bunbury Mail.