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Overenthusiastic Insurance Fraud | Hubby Who Needs to Believe

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Nov. 17, 2016

Overenthusiastic Insurance Fraud <b>|</b>  Hubby Who Needs to Believe


A 30-year-old woman, "LTN," has so far escaped prosecution in Hanoi, Vietnam -- because her insurance fraud caper already cost her a third, each, of her left hand and left foot. Those are the parts police said she paid a friend the equivalent of $2,000 to chop off to claim a $157,000 disability- policy payout, according to an August dispatch by Agence France-Presse.


Police in Hartselle, Alabama, arrested Sarah Shepard for soliciting a hit man to kill her husband, Richard (after police set up an undercover sting, even working with Richard to stage his fake death to convince her that the job was completed). Now, Richard is trying to help Sarah. In August, he asked her judge to reduce her bail, certain that she had been "entrapped" because, for one thing, she could hardly manage a grocery list, much less a murder. [Agence France-Presse via The Guardian, 8-25-2016] [WAFF-TV (Huntsville, Ala.), 8-16-2016]


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