Court: Man Put Clothes on Stand-In Corpse for Scam

Court: Man Put Clothes on Stand-In Corpse for Scam

Newser - Crime·2018-11-30 17:22

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(Newser) – A Minnesota man accused of faking his own death seven years ago to collect a $2 million life insurance policy arranged for a stand-in corpse to be dressed in his clothes in Moldova, according to a judge's detention order. Igor Vorotinov, 54, also planted his identification on the body before placing the corpse along a road in the Eastern European country, a US judge said in rejecting Vorotinov's request to be freed pending trial. US Magistrate Judge Katherine M. Menendez ruled Wednesday that Vorotinov posed too great a flight risk. In her ruling, Menendez said Vorotinov showed "substantial resourcefulness and cunning," the AP reports. Vorotinov was indicted in 2015 on one count of mail fraud. He was arrested this month in the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria and returned to the US.

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