Friday, March 17, 2006

Cha-ching out your dead

Two funeral homes in the southern Italian city of Bari have been busted for bribing nurses at one of the city morgues to speed the fresh stiffs to their place of business. According to ANSA, the parlours paid 100-200 euros per body. But wait, there's more...

Apparently, this is an old scam in Italy. In the Tuscan city of Arezzo, undertakers would pay anywhere from 50 to 200 euros for a dead body. Why the price discrepancy? Everyone knows the market price for a dead Tuscan is among the lowest in Italy.

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