I don’t know why I’m just finding this out from a British newspaper, but the county treasurer of Alcona County, Michigan, has been indicted for embezzlement to cover losses he took when he fell for the Nigerian spam email scam.
A public treasurer in the Michigan county of Alcona stands accused of embezzling tax payers out of more than $1.2m, at least part of which was used to cover costs he incurred falling for a Nigerian banking fraud.
Thomas Katona, the former Treasurer of Alcona County, was charged with nine felonies. According to the Michigan Attorney General’s office, the 56-year-old beancounter, who held his post for 13 years, also plowed $72,000 of his own money into the fraud.
The word “idiot” comes to mind for some reason.