Man Tries To Benefit From Fake Cat's Death

A man in Tacoma, Wash., was involved in a car crash, and two years later, he said the collision had killed his cat. He filed a $20,000 insurance claim. But now, according to KOMO News, he's been accused of fraud. Authorities say the cat never existed.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Prosecutors say no cats were harmed in the making of this news story. A man in Tacoma, Washington told a sad tale. He was involved in a car crash and two years later he said that collision had killed his cat named Tom. He filed a $20,000 insurance claim. But now, according to KOMO, he's been accused of fraud. Authorities say the cat never existed. The man allegedly backed up his claim with cat photos from the Internet. It's MORNING EDITION.

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