Beware of Granny

granny wolfWe couldn’t decide whether to put this in Email Fraud or The Lighter Side. The Lighter Side won out because it’s so funny in a pathetic sort of way.

A 78 year old Florida “granny” has been arrested for scamming over one million dollars out of her friends and pastor. Her crime spree began around five years ago after  she was bilked out of over ten thousand dollars by a Nigerian lottery fraud scam.

So far the police haven’t been able to determine whether she was collecting money to send to Nigerians in hopes that they would send her “lottery winnings” or keeping the money for herself. Guess the jury’s still out on that one. On the one hand she would be a good candidate for a scholarship to the U of N; on the other, the original lottery fraud turned out to be a huge windfall for its perpetrators.

Read the full article at ABC News.

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