Man Overboard: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne [Audiobook] by Burl Barer
English | September 9, 2015 | ASIN: B0155F84YI | MP3 VBR V8 | 6 hrs 4 mins | 226 MB
Narrator: Kevin Pierce | Genre: Nonfiction/True Crime
1982: Oregon businessman Phil Champagne, age 52, dies in a tragic boating accident off Lopez Island. He is survived by one ex-wife, four adult children, an octogenarian mother, and two despondent brothers. Phil didnt know he was dead until he read it in the paper. All things considered, he took it rather well. So did Phils brother, Mitch, the beneficiary of a 1.5 million dollar policy on Phils life.
1992: Washington restaurateur Harold Stegeman, famous for his thick, juicy steaks, is arrested by the Secret Service for printing counterfeit US currency in an Idaho shed. In addition to the bogus bills, Stegeman also has a fraudulently obtained passport, a fabricated Cayman Island drivers license, and Phil Champagnes fingerprints.
When the uproarious reality of Harold Stegemans secret identity hit the headlines, the counterfeit resurrection of Phil Champagne became one of the most celebrated and hysterically funny true-crime stories of the 20th century. And while every supermarket tabloid and television talk show hounded after the untold story, only Edgar Award winner Burl Barer captured Champagnes confidence and received permission to detail Phils post-mortem career of fraud, deception, trickery, lies, and fine prime rib, bringing to life the exploits of a man his family thought dead over a decade ago.