Housekeeper killed in million-dollar insurance scam

Police have determined that a housekeeper who was killed was the victim of a $1 million insurance scam.

Housekeeper killed in million-dollar insurance scam
Police have determined that a housekeeper who was killed was the victim of a $1 million insurance scam.

Anita Fox, age 72, was found dead recently in the entryway of a home she was cleaning in Colleyville, Texas. Another employee, who arrived to water plants, found her with multiple stab wounds and severe trauma to her body.

The homeowners were not there at the time.

Bernard Gorman, age 27, was arrested Wednesday in Davenport, Fla., and has been charged with murder in Fox's death, said Colleyville police.

Gerard Gorman, 48, Bernard's father, was also a suspect in the slaying. However, Gerard was found dead of natural causes near Houston last month.
Police say the duo planned an “elaborate, organized scheme” in which they drove to North Texas from Houston, targeting and following Fox to determine her habits before killing her. They said the suspects then drove back to Houston.

Police believe someone took out a fraudulent seven-figure life insurance policy on Fox that she was not aware of. It is their belief that the Gormans killed her to try to cash in on the money.

“I can tell you that this one of the most complex cases that I've ever been involved in,” Colleyville Police Chief Mike Holder told KHOU.com.

It is unknown whether the insurance agent who sold the policy is implicated. The FBI and Texas Department of Insurance are investigating whether more people are involved and if there was a larger insurance fraud scheme.

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