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In 2020, 49-year-old Jacqueline Masse, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for mail in fraud. The Hampton N.H. native was found guilty of making false food poisoning claims and blaming it on restaurants. Masse lied and said she had fallen sick from unfit food in 12 letters that demanded compensation amounting to $400,000. Insurers paid more than $206,000 to Masse and unknowing family members, who were in on the racket and also claimed they were poisoned.
To back up the bogus claims, fake medical records were produced that stated Masse had been made seriously ill after eating the food. The letters also demanded that the targeted restaurants reimburse Masse for her medical expenses, pain and suffering.