How I Faked My Own Death and Did Not Get Away With It: A remarkable story of a businessman under extreme pressure, faked his own death, and the extraordinary chain of events that followed (Paperback)
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Harry Gordon was a businessman under extreme pressure who decided to faked his own death. When his empty dinghy was found floating in a river on the North Coast of New South Wales, an extraordinary chain of events was set in place. His family assumed he had drowned and Harry went on to create a new life. What could go wrong ? What followed was a roller-coaster ride that lasted for four years. Across different countries and many highs and lows he continued living a fake life before he was finally arrested and spent 15 months in prison. This biography is his story in his own words: his thoughts and plans, his dealings with the law, his life lived under another identity, his deception of family and friends, and his flight to Spain, England, and then New Zealand, where he remarried. Funny, entertaining, and an interesting tale of a decision and it’s consequences.
About the Author
Harry Gordon: 1949: Born in Te Aroha, New Zealand. Mid-1970s: Leaves for Australia. Late 1990s: Beset by business and personal problems, including a scheme with Ukrainian gangster businessmen. June 2000: Fakes his death in on the Karuah River, NSW. Insurance refuses to pay out on his $3.5m policy because no body is found. July 2001: After coroner declares him dead, leaves Australia on a false passport and travels to Spain, England, and South Africa. Tells his wife he is alive and liaises with her over how to access the insurance money.