On so many levels I prefer fake funerals to the real thing.
But some insurance fraudsters are refining their craft to such an extent these days that they’re actually capping off their scams by holding full-fledged fake funerals, with actors in mourning, empty caskets, headstone and the works. Here’s one such scam the FBI just brought down.
Late Update: If anyone with some screenwriting experience is out there, let’s talk. Feel like this has the makings of a great movie script. Hapless funeral fakers with hearts of gold. A buddy movie, I’m thinking Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson, maybe John C. Reilly.
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