Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
A Minnesota man is heading to jail after faking his personal demise to gather life insurance coverage.
A person from Moldova was sentenced Monday to greater than three years in federal jail for faking his demise to gather a $2 million life insurance coverage cost.
Igor Vorotinov, 55, pleaded responsible in Might and can serve 41 months. The case stemmed from a life insurance coverage coverage he took out on himself and designated his spouse, Irina, as the first beneficiary.
In accordance with Vorotinov’s responsible plea and paperwork filed in courtroom, the Moldovan police found a person’s physique by the aspect of a street close to the village of Cojusna in 2011. Authorities mistakenly decided it was Vorotinov and that he had died of a coronary heart assault.
After that, Vorotinov beginning utilizing the title “Nikoly Patoka” and lived in Transnistria, a small Russian-controlled area of Moldova, from roughly 2012 till roughly November 2018.
In 2001, his spouse knowingly submitted a false demise advantages declare, paperwork stated. Mutual of Omaha Insurance coverage Firm despatched a $2 million examine to her house in Maple Grove.
She concerned a 3rd get together to open up an account in her son’s title to deposit the examine. The proceeds have been despatched to Switzerland and Moldova. The son was stopped by Customs and Border Safety in Detroit. A pc seized by brokers confirmed pictures of Vorotinov alive after the demise declare, doc stated.
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