Two accused of fraud following fake paternity test in Macomb County

The results are in and you aren't the father.

Wait, what?

"It's like a Maury Povich show, it really is," said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith.

In typical end-of-week fashion, a bizarre story of one man's effort to fake a paternity test was brought to light on Thursday. 

"It just kills me that these two would go to such elaborate schemes to avoid being a father," said Smith.

Last October, a woman filed a complaint hoping to receive a judgment that Kenneth May was the father of her baby. Following a paternity test, the score came back negative. After the Macomb County prosecutors office dismissed the action, the woman cried foul, saying there was no way.

When they showed her the video of the test, the first words out of her mouth were "that is not Kenneth May."

The 36-year-old resident of Southfield had paid his friend $500 to get a fake ID and take the paternity test for him. The story gets worse when it becomes clear that Kenneth May is also married.

After the bubble burst and officials learned of the scheme, May doubled down and started threatening the mother. May and his friend started leaving life-threatening messages to that mother as well as leaving dead rats and a severed cow tongue on her doorstep.

May was charged last week with presenting a false certification, forging a driver's license, tampering with evidence and witness intimidation.