Man sentenced in insurance scam

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Nov 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) An Eden Prairie man who elaborately staged a suicide scene to avoid a prison sentence in a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud case is finally going to serve his time.

Thirty six year-old Travis Scott was sentenced to 12 years and eight months in prison in Monday in St. Paul, despite a plea for compassion and a lesser sentence.

Scott claimed in 2008 that his supercomputer business was struck by lightning and his equipment was ruined, and went on to collect an $11.8 million insurance claim.

In the fake suicide plot, Scott was said to have ground up some of his wisdom teeth, drew several pints of his own blood and pulled strands of hair out of his head before mixing up some of the materials in a bag. He put the contents in a stocking cap with a bullet hole in it, giving the appearance that he shot himself in a canoe while on Lake Mille Lacs in September 2011.

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