A mother and daughter team out of Niles Michigan, 44-year-old Bettye Turnbo of Niles and her daughter, 27-year-old Christina Turnbo were arrested after they had been using the obituaries to call the surviving spouses of dead seniors and telling them the dead spouse owed money and they had to pay up.
The Turnbo’s allegedly then asked for a blank check or another credit card to collect the bogus charges.
If you someone that has recently lost a spouse please tell them to not fall for this scam. Debts that were solely in the dead spouses name are not inherited or the responsibility to the survivor. Creditors must look to the estate for payment, if any.