LOXAHATCHEE WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FAKING DEATH TO COLLECT ON LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher announced the arrest of a Loxahatchee woman who faked her death in Jamaica to collect on a $260,000 life insurance policy. Golden Marie Vasquez, also known as Golden Marie Cox and Golden Marie Ramdeen, was arrested Friday by investigators from the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud.
Vasquez bought a $60,000 life insurance policy in 1996 and then bought an additional policy with $200,000 in benefits in 2000. Both policies were with Prudential Insurance Company.
In June of 2003 a death claim was filed with Prudential Insurance alleging that Golden Marie Ramdeen was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Jamaica, on the date of March 26, 2003. Prudential received a Jamaican death certificate, a bogus police report from the Jamaican constabulary and a death benefits claim form. The beneficiary of this policy was her ex-husband Jerry Ramdeen.
It was further discovered that Golden Ramdeen was the probable writer of the death claims request form. In addition, four fingerprints were developed and identified as belonging to Golden Marie Ramdeen on the death claim and benefits forms, leading to her arrest.
Walton County was created in 1824, shortly after Florida became a territory of the United States. The courthouse is in the county seat of DeFuniak Springs.