Man fakes his death on Facebook to con family and friends out of funeral costs

His wife posted a series of photos of his dead body – complete with cotton balls in his nostrils

Tachawit J.’s Facebook friends thought him to be in good health, so they were left in shock when his wife posted a series of photos of his dead body – complete with cotton balls in his nostrils – on his account, with the caption “Last photo before deactivating his Facebook, love you!”.

Tachawit’s most concerned friends and colleagues left comments asking what had happened to him, to which his wife replied that he had died of cancer and asthma – a truly killer combo – after suffering for a long time.

Burial costs

Some of the man’s acquaintances wrote that they had no idea he was so sick, which his wife explained by saying that he had “pretended he was ok all along”.

As news of Tachawit J.’s tragic and unexpected death spread among his family and friends, they started phoning in and offering their support.

But the man’s wife didn’t just sit around waiting to be contacted, instead she took the initiative, calling everyone who knew Tachawit and asking for money to cover burial costs.

Schedule funeral

The unnamed spouse of “the deceased” even called his mother to deliver the heartbreaking news and ask her for financial assistance.

The grieving woman quickly raised $600 and sent it to her son’s “widow” the next day so she could pay for a casket and transport his body to his home town. The mother also contacted the local temple to schedule the funeral and make all the necessary arrangements.

The next day, Tachawit’s body was supposed to be delivered at his mother’s house so his relatives could pay their last respects, but it never showed up.

Cut ties

As the time of the funeral drew nearer, one of Tachawit’s cousins decided to call his wife and ask about the delay. To his surprise, his supposedly dead cousin picked up the phone, but hung up as soon as he realized who was on the other end.

The conman’s family had to cancel the funeral service. His mother admitted that she has cut all ties with his deceitful son and his wife, but said that she wouldn’t hold his actions against him.

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