NY - Woman offers stamp collection to pay for husband's murder, 2013

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Reader, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

    Messages:
    7,020
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
  2. Loading...


  3. fran

    fran Former Member

    Messages:
    32,578
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Middle-aged Manhattan housewife arrested in murder-for-hire plot 'after offering hit man $60,000 worth of rare stamps to run over her husband with a car'

    Elena Sava Adams, 57, was arrested in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, after meeting with undercover officer

    Irving Adams, 66, worked as bank executive at Israel Discount Bank of New York until he was fired five years ago

    Prosecutors say Mrs Adams planned to collect husband's insurance policy after his murder

    Couple lived in the same building in Battery Park City as Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

    Neighbors described the Adamses as odd, saying they lived on donuts and pizza but would often go on ski vacations


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...are-stamps-run-husband-car.html#ixzz2dfW3kt95
     
  4. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

    Messages:
    23,795
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Stamps???? You'd think she would have sold them and offered cash. Luckily she didn't!
     
  5. Snick1946

    Snick1946 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,587
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I may be one of the few WS members who is a serious stamp collector so this intrigues me. I wonder how she arrived at that value- it may well be a valuable collection but I have seen too many collections with high value placed on them that weren't worth a tenth of what the owner thought.
    There is probably a warning here for philatelic husbands- don't neglect your spouse for your collection or it may wind up being the death of you!
     
  6. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

    Messages:
    14,189
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    36
    They lived on donuts and pizza. Yuck.
     
  7. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

    Messages:
    3,896
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Why pay in stamps? :waitasec: :crazy:
     
  8. al66pine

    al66pine New Member

    Messages:
    4,346
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My guesses, one or more of the following:
    1. Woman could falsely inflate collection's value to $60,000, instead of giving a lower, more accurate value,
    which might not have been sufficient incentive for hitman to accept the job.
    2. Assuming she had assets in bank, credit union, or brokerage a/c to pay hitman, by using stamps as payment,
    woman could avoid creating a very easily traceable paper trail a sale or withdrawal from an a/c would leave.
    3. If she had sold some or all collection to a dealer or individual to make pre-or-after-death payment,
    her sale of stamps would have involved a third party, someone other than her and hitman,
    and likely would have created a paper trail, such as a check.
    4. She resented husband spending money on the collection (assuming he did not inherit it, etc.
    Or if he inherited it, perhaps she wanted him to sell, but he refused.).
    5. The stamps were the only assets of substantial value that she and husband had.

    Just guesses. :seeya:
     
  9. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

    Messages:
    3,896
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Interesting.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice