A Virginia couple are facing 30 years in prison after the wife faked her death to go on a bizarre shopping spree. Alexandra Hatcher plead guilty Tuesday on charges of federal conspiracy and fraud charges related to bank fraud.
Hatcher and her husband conspired to collect on life insurance policies they had on her. In 2015 they submitted false claims on at least two policies and used the funds to purchase more than 20 luxury cars.
The couple created fake death certificates and even had a death noticed published in the newspaper. The pair was busted after it was discovered that Hatcher used a legal name that she adopted just before her 'death' to purchase, title, and then resell the vehicles.
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