Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Financial Adviser Tries to Fake His Own Death

Another story of what sounds like a desperate sleaze bag, trying to escape his comeuppance...

A financial adviser from Indiana disappeared into the Alabama woods early Monday after faking a distress call and parachuting from a small plane that crashed in Florida.

The police in three states were looking for the pilot, identified as Marcus Schrenker, 38.

No one was hurt in the crash. According to the police in Santa Rosa County in the Florida Panhandle, where the plane went down, Mr. Schrenker turned up safely about 220 miles north of there. And there is evidence that Mr. Schrenker was an experienced pilot who might have been trying to fake his own death.

His life seemed to be unraveling. Court records show that Mr. Schrenker’s wife filed for divorce on Dec. 30. A Maryland court recently issued a judgment of more than $500,000 against one of three Indiana companies registered in his name — and all three are being investigated for securities fraud by the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, a spokesman, Jim Gavin, said.

Here's the link to the rest of the New York Times story.

After reading this, don't forget to tell me how much money you make in the comments on the next post!

8 comments:

Fabulously Broke said...

What a creep.

Fabulously Broke in the City
Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver...

MtnMama said...

Oh, how funny. I just wrote about this worm myself this morning. I've got four words for people like him: Grow the F**k up.

It's all fun and games until the bill comes...

Doctor S said...

Total fool is this guy. Obviously he did not plan out the different scenarios. This is what happens when the world becomes what it has, its almost like we are watching a sitcom. You usually can't even come up with this type of stuff!!

OfficeSupplyGeek said...

These are the people getting caught...imagine all of the slimy and shameful things that smarter people are doing and still getting away with...those are the ones that worry me even more.

bugbear said...

This guy was just found by police and attempted to kill himself. Apparently, he was muttering something about wanting to die when he was apprehended.
It's very sad to see a person with no moral core, running from the world and from himself.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should be careful and deliberate. Save automatically.

No one is beyond being taken advantage of. That is why it is more important than ever to HAVE A PLAN.

Loyd Ford
www.STICKYASSET.com/blog

Ajlouny said...

Looks like he wasn't very savvy in faking his own death. He should be heald liable for crashing with no afterthought on how it may kill someone on the ground below. Not a very wise move at all.

Ajlouny said...

Crashing his plane like that may have killed someone on the ground. Not a wise move at all. And not very savvy at faking his own death.