There has to be an easier way to get a car than this, right?

A woman from Portsmouth, Virginia named Alexandra Hatcher came up with an elaborate scheme to get rich…by faking her own death!

First she went to Washington state and legally changed her name. Then she and her husband Albert Hatcher whipped up a fake death certificate and published a death notice in the newspaper and he submitted claims for her life insurance.

And once they got the money, they went on a SHOPPING SPREE.

They bought 20 fancy cars and when they couldn’t afford some of them, they used fake checks. Then they flipped those cars as collateral for loans for MORE cars.

The cops were able to figure out what was happening pretty quickly…they were arrested on several chargers and are facing up to 30 years in prison.