The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Alcona, MI county treasurer embezzles $186,500 to pay 419 scammers

Another in a depressingly never-ending series of "can people really be this stupid?" posts.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Thomas Katona, the treasurer of Alcona County, MI wired over $72,000 of his own money and over $186,000 of the county's money to Nigerian scammers.

Fully story: Alcona Co. treasurer charged with stealing county funds


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