This woman, believed at the time to be the world’s oldest person, may have been basically an impressive old lady scam.

She outlived a deal on giving her apartment to a man who expected to inherit it after her passing, he died at 77:

https://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/29/world/a-120-year-lease-on-life-outlasts-apartment-heir.html

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OR DID SHE?!