The Dom Post reports:
A Carterton pensioner is facing jail time after stealing cash from a charitable organisation to feed Nigerian scammers.
David Patrick Mullany, 68, who was treasurer-secretary of the Wairarapa A&P Society, admits he siphoned money after being caught up in three Nigerian internet scams.
Mullany pleaded guilty in Masterton District Court yesterday to stealing $48,356 from the society over three years to pay people in London and Nigeria, believing he was in line to receive more than $46 million.
I’m really amazed that people still fall for such scams. Even if you have not heard of Nigerian scams specifically, how about the old maxim that if it is too good to be true, it isn’t.
The number of stupid/gullible people out there sometimes makes me wonder whether being a criminal fraudster isn’t a logical career choice 🙂