MetLife has hired a law firm to help it track down pension beneficiaries. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It sounds like a plot straight out of an old movie: lawyers and investigators hired to seek a beneficiary to deliver a long-overdue bequest.

But it’s one of today’s headlines, the firm doing the hiring of those lawyers and investigators is MetLife Inc., and they really are seeking thousands of beneficiaries of long-overdue pension funds after MetLife failed to pay them.

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