Police said a New York man didn't feel like paying child support, so he sent someone else to take a court-ordered paternity test for him.

State police said 40-year-old James Durney and 34-year-old Neil Simon of Pittsfield, Mass., are charged with tampering with a public record and filing a false instrument. There's also a charge of criminal impersonation.

But the child's mother protested when the test showed Durney wasn't the father. County employees showed her a photo of the man who took the test, and she told authorities the man wasn't Durney.