Yevgeny Samsonov, of Tacoma, Wash., told an insurer that his treasured cat Tom had died in a car crash. He wanted $20,000but Tom didnt exist. Samsonov had downloaded photos of two different white cats from the Internet, lied that both photos were Tom and somehow figured the insurer wouldnt catch on.
House of horrors
Seniors were malnourished and unwashed, living amid rotting garbage, filth and rodents in nursing homes run by George Houser. The Sandy Springs, Ga., native meanwhile spent millions of stolen Medicare dollars on real estate, luxury cars, vacations and other goods.
Alan Duval died sitting in a chair outside, his system full of booze and drugs. It looked like suicide until dogged investigators discovered his ex-wife Tami had lured him to her home and fed him his favorite sugary dessert called dirt pudding. Tami laced it with more than 80 times the normal dose of morphine and muscle relaxants shed stolen. Her motive: $100,000 in life insurance.