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Marcus Schrenker

Marcus Schrenkerbilked clients out of $1.5 million and spent it on things like planes, luxury cars and a 10,000-square-foot home. However, he’s best known for faking his death in a 2009 Florida plane crash. During the investigation into his financial crimes, the Indianapolis-area money manager flew a single-engine plane to Florida, made a fake mayday call and then parachuted before the plane crashed.

Schrenker was discovered two days later at a Tallahassee, Fla., campsite. He ultimately pleaded guilty to securities fraud and charges related to the crash. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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