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Authorities: Mass. man fakes death to avoid trial

4 years ago Tuesday, August 17, 2010 11:21:30 AM CDT August 17, 2010 Tuesday, August 17 2010 Aug 17, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

Massachusetts authorities are searching for a man they say faked his death to beat charges of driving without a license.

The Gloucester Times reports that 42-year-old Michael Rosen of Salem sent a man to court last week to file a certificate showing that Rosen had died the previous week.

Afterward, a judge dismissed the traffic case.

But a suspicious probation officer heard from a colleague in a neighboring town that Rosen had checked in four days after he purportedly died.

Additional investigation showed the certificate contained spelling errors in the place of birth, cause of death, and the cemetery.

City officials confirmed the document was a fake, lacking a raised seal and printed on the wrong kind of paper.

Rosen now faces additional charges of forgery and counterfeiting.

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