Man Who Faked Death Receives 14 Year Jail Sentence

A man from Florida thought he was clever when he came up with a scheme involving insurance fraud while faking his death.
 
Sentenced with 14 years, the man plead guilty to numerous charges of which consisted of identity theft.
 

 
Originally using a trip to Venezuela for cover, he confessed to venturing over to the country in search of a forged death certificate. Originally, he had mentioned that he was travelling with his wife, to cure his recent infliction of mad cow disease.
 
It was after trying to request a passport with someone else’s identity in another state, that he was caught and arrested. His wife, and accomplice, was sentenced to 5 years probation.
 

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