Faking Someone Else’s Death

Modern life is full of stories about 1) people who fake their own death; and 2) people who fake having an illness (usually cancer) in order to get money. But this episode seems unique in that the scammers faked the death of someone else to get money.

Source: North Mail Newcastle Daily Chronicle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England) 28 Apr 1926, Wed Page 11

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 22, 2022
     Category: Death | Scams, Cons, Rip-offs, and General Larceny | 1920s | United Kingdom

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