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Friday, June 27, 2008

You can't trust anybody these days

An arrest in the Nigerian check scam:

An Olympia woman who pleaded guilty to taking part in a "Nigerian check scam" that attempted to defraud naive people of more than $1 million with phony checks and money orders was sentenced Wednesday by a U.S. District Court judge in Tacoma to two years in prison and five years of probation.
An American. Not the daughter of the crown prince of Nigeria. Not the grand-niece of a deposed chamberlain to the rightful prime minister. Just an American woman with a healthy fraudulent streak.

It's getting so you can't trust anybody anymore.