A Jordanian man claimed that his daughter had died and held a funeral ceremony for her, even though she was still alive.
He then defrauded three insurance companies by providing a false death certificate in order to gain financial compensation.
The father, whose name was not revealed, works as an employee in a private hospital. He claimed that his 20-year-old daughter had died and held funeral services in her memory for three days, in the presence of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
He later went to a hospital and obtained a forged death certificate, Jordanian media reported.
The daughter was insured in three companies in violation of Jordanian law. The father went to the three firms seeking financial compensation, claiming that his daughter had died.
But one of the companies had lingering doubts when it a private probe showed that the girl was insured by other firms. The investigation ultimately led the firm to substantiate that the girl was alive.
In turn, the firm informed the relevant authorities, who undug the girl’s grave and found that the alleged buried body was merely “bed linens.”
The case was referred to the Criminal Court in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
The Public Prosecutor ordered the arrest of five individuals on suspicion of involvement in the case, including the girl and the father, in addition to three others responsible for issuing the forged death certificate.