US Businessman fakes his own death to avoid fraud charges...
I find this story insulting, simply because I think it was so poorly devised. To me, why not ditch the plane over water? It would be much easier to explain the disappearance of the body by being swept away by currents or eaten by a shark. Also, why would you ever send in a distress call. If you don't call in the distress, you could have been anywhere along your flight plan when you crashed, which makes the search not only much more difficult, but it would take longer to get going, and the trick in faking your own death is to leave behind as little information as possible.Marcus Schrenker, accused of stealing millions from investors, was treated in hospital for self-inflicted cuts.
He was semi-conscious and apparently resisting first aid when found.
It is thought he parachuted out of his company aeroplane after making a fake distress call, leaving the plane to crash in north-western Florida.
The Indiana businessman was arrested on Tuesday night at a campsite in Quincy, northern Florida.
Police officer Frank Chiumento said Mr Schrenker had a self-inflicted gash to his left wrist and a puncture wound near his elbow.
All in all a terrible job. Thoughts?