Monday, January 28, 2008

Corpse Has No Trouble Cashing Check

 He lived on disability, and died in his home surrounded by friends.  Did I say friends?  Let me dig deeper:

His Social Security check was there on the table, and the buddies all looked at it. 

"Shouldn't we call someone?"

"Well...wait a second...that check, he can't use it anymore and...well I just bought that truck, you know the one?  Yeah that red one.  Wish I could make a nice, fat payment on it."

"....I could use a new coat...."

"I didn't pay that bitch's alimony yet, she'll have her headhunters after me, I need a few bucks just to stay outta jail, shoot!"

The friends decided this wouldn't be too hard, they forged his name and hauled their newly deceased friend into his wheelchair, then commenced to strap him in.  Nice and tight.  His head wobbled a bit, but they put duct tape on it, slammed it into the headrest.  After covering him in a blanket, they examined their work with a serious eye.

"I don't know....he looks..."

"Oh shut up, he looks even better." 

"Shouldn't we put shoes on him, instead of those ratty slippers?"

"Hey!  He looks just fine, it'll work I tell ya!  Now let's get to the bank before they close!"

Off to the bank.  Pushing their pal up to the window in his wheelchair, they explain he has "orange-itis" and his Doctor won't let him speak.  The teller sees that his usual SS check is signed but stares at the man for a hot second. 

"Oh he's just taking a nap now, he's okay."

and she redeems it, no questions, no problems.  The buddies make a great show of putting the cash into their friend's hip pocket.

"We'll make sure he gets home safely, thanks!"

As they turn the wheelchair, the duct tape gives out and his head starts to roll to the side.  They push a little faster, checking behind them every few seconds.  They're almost home.

Weeks later when caught, the buddies just couldn't see what crime they commited.  Their thinking was, "he had money, he didn't need it, we did" and what else mattered?  Money's money.

This true story happened a few months ago in a nice quiet American town. 

 

   

 

19 comments:

coelha said...

Some people have no shame, hey?  It is so sad when people die surrounded by people that really don't care.  Julie

preciousone25 said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!  great friends, huh?!?!!

Joann

lanurseprn said...

OMG!! SICK!
Pam

sybilsybil45 said...

Money can be the root of EVIL   Sybil x

treesrgreen78 said...

This story made me more sick as I read each word.  What kind of people are these I feel sorry for their families, so greedy.

jeanno43 said...

We live in a sad world

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rockoned7 said...

Well Cathy, I suppose that happens daily throughout the world and nobody pays attention to it.

It is really sad that so called friends are desperate enough to steal from the dead and later plead they dont know what crime they committed. That is the best laugh I have had in ages.

How sad have we become as people in this materially idealistic world? Shame on us I'd say. ED  

wwfbison said...

Oh my gosh, this is almost not believable...the things people will do for money!
Lisa

pharmolo said...

This reminds me of a film of an Irish story, Waking Ned, where an old man dies, leaving a winning lottery ticket.

shrbrisc said...

I am not surprised and you know what he probably wanted them to have it anyway lol
hugs
Sherry

valphish said...

~shaking head~ xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

swmpgrly said...

I actually saw it on the news

rdautumnsage said...

I had heard about this one...Reminds me of the movie "Weekend at Bernie's" the movie wasn't believable and it seems neither was it for these guys...(Hugs) Indigo

frankandmary said...

Well, having worked medical & done volunteering with the elderly, I've met some people whose own children cared more about the "checks" than they did about the parents, so the story doesn't shock me so much. Sad, that it doesn't...
~Mary
ps Thanks for checking up on me :-).

gazker said...

If it wasn't so true, it would be funny.......... Sad we are so like this in the 21st century.

Gaz x

ally123130585918 said...

What a society we are living in ~ could hardly believe this was a true story ~ Ally x

queenb8261 said...

I head that story just the other day, some DJ on the radio. Sadly, it takes all kinds.
Have a good week.
Hugs Barb  

mutualaide said...

Eegads.  What a horrific thing to do to a friend.  Forget the money ... I just think about the indignity and disrespect.  I feel like slapping each of them.  Just once ... but make it sting.

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