Saturday, March 29, 2008

Homeless man testifies that he nearly fell victim
to "hit-and-run grannies'

A few years ago, a stranger made Jimmy Covington an irresistible offer.

He was sitting on the steps of an office building when an elderly woman approached him. She offered Covington, who was living on the streets, a place to stay. And if he just filled out some paperwork, she could get him $2,000 in benefits within a month.

The woman seemed sympathetic and sincere at first. But then the questions started getting uncomfortably personal. He left.

Covington said he realizes now how close he came to falling victim to the two elderly women who are accused of killing homeless men and collecting life insurance benefits.

After all, Helen Golay, 77, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 75, had taken out an $800,000 policy on his life.

Read the Los Angeles Times article here.


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