From the P&C Files: Fully Automatic Insurance Tricks

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Back in Aught Seven, we noted the passing of "Evel" Knievel, whose life previous to stuntsmanship included a stint as a very successful life insurance agent. Now comes an interesting story about one John Herbert Dillinger who, when he wasn't robbing banks and/or murdering folks, also took on the role of insurance agent.

Sort of:

"Dillinger and one of his accomplices posed as an insurance agent and asked police to lay out their guns so he could give them a quote."

This was back in 1933; Mr D and his crew used the review as an excuse to "case the joint," and returned that evening to steal his infamous "Tommy gun."

The story doesn't indicate whether or not the claim (if any) was denied.

Talk about an insurance rip-off.