Well don’t do the crime if you can’t do the crime, that’s the lesson here. It looks like the Balloon Boy’s parents will be going to jail for their executed hoax. According to TMZ Richard Heene, the mastermind behind the scam and father of the Balloon Boy, will be sentenced to 90 days in prison. Mayumi Heene, the Balloon Boy’s Mother, was also sentenced to 20 days, which she will serve after her husband’s term.
According to perezhilton.com, Richard and Mayumi Heene are being forced to pay for the extensive search effort launched for their son. The incident stems back to October 15, 2009 where Richard and Mayumi Heene claimed their son floated away in a homemade balloon. The claim ended up being a hoax by the Heene family, and was a ploy for the family to get their own TV show.