The latest installment of "Blood, Lies and Alibis" told the story of one of the most elaborate insurance fraud cases ever seen -- a case the LA Times said was like an Aaron Spelling drama. Ohio business partners Gene Hanson and John Hawkins faked Hanson's death to collect a $1 million insurance policy in the late 1980s.
They brought in a third man to help them sell their story. Dr. Richard Boggs killed an innocent man by making it look like he had a heart attack in Boggs' office. They then passed him off as Hanson to the coroner, who bought the story.
Both Hawkins and Hanson took on new identities, with Hanson even getting reconstructive surgery to change his appearance.
One investigator said, "This case has been described ... as almost the perfect crime." But authorities wouldn't let it go, and eventually found a lead. A paper trail of phone records, travel documents and forged medical records led to the men's arrests.
All three men were sentenced to life in prison for the fraud and murder. While Boggs passed away in 2003 from AIDS, both Hanson and Hawkins are still behind bars.
More shocking true crime stories unfold every Monday on "Blood, Lies and Alibis" at 9 p.m. ET on ID.
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