Paul Clark, recalled a situation involving a company paying an annuity to an individual in India. A fingerprint found on the back of each check endorsed them. One day, an audit revealed the check recipient had lived well passed the average life span, triggering an investigation. To the investigators’ dismay, the annuity recipient had long since died. The family cut the index finger off the deceased and kept it conveniently in a jar to endorse the checks to keep them coming.
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