SUPER PASSWORD WINNER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD

SUPER PASSWORD WINNER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD

Kerry Dee Ketchem, arrested after he was recognized as a fugitive on the Super Password TV game show, has pleaded guilty to collecting $100,000 on a life insurance policy by falsely claiming his wife had been killed in an auto accident.

Mr. Ketchem, 36, entered the pleas Monday to two counts of a six-count mail-fraud indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury in San Francisco.He admitted submitting the false insurance claim while stationed with the Air Force in England, and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine when he is sentenced May 2 by U.S. District Judge Matthew Byrne.

Mr. Ketchem, appearing under a pseudonym on the game show, was identified by a television viewer in Alaska.

He was arrested as he attempted to pick up $58,600 in winnings from his appearance on the show.