Never fear. Some employees have no shame and will lie about anything–even a fake dying spouse.

As Newsweek reported last week,, an executive at Ford Models allegedly made up a story about a dying husband in order to get released from her non-compete. She asked to go to Canada to care for her husband and consult. Instead, she took a job with a rival in Manhattan. Ford Models is now suing her. To make matters worse, Ford Models alleges that she stole trade secrets using her email and company computer before leaving for the competitor.

While it is never good form to doubt an employee’s sick or dead relative story, sometimes instincts are correct that the employee is being shady.