What some people do for money is beyond imaginable for the average mind to comprehend. As in the case of Bridgette Buckner, a 50-year-old Bartlett woman, who twice claimed her husband, an alleged FBI agent, had died as part of separate scams to collect life insurance benefits.
Buckner also killed off three fictitious children in separate insurance schemes. She collected about $30,000 in benefits for each child, who she claimed died in 2007 and 2008.
Buckner already had collected $40,000 a year earlier from her former employer after claiming her husband, had died. And, when confronted with evidence that he was alive, and not an FBI agent, she said: “You mean he’s not dead?”[mashshare]