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Date: 30 Jun 2005 19:44:53
From: John O
Subject: Stealing Secretary
A former bowling league treasurer from New Jersey was enrolled in a special
probationary program on Tuesday after stealing $12,900 from two league
accounts. The man needed the money because he believed that he had won
$500,000 from a Canadian lottery but had to deliver $48,000 to collect his
prize. Shockingly, he hadn't actually won anything. The real shame of it is
that he was hoping to use the $500,000 to help a needy Nigerian man he had
met through an e-mail.

Thanks to si.com 10 Spot







 
Date: 30 Jun 2005 16:43:21
From: Darby
Subject: Re: Stealing Secretary
I find it hard to believe the man had enough brains to have been a competent
secretary long enough to accrue the $12.900.00 in league funds. To have
fallen for two internet swindles is not very bright. Are you sure of your
source of information?
Dar

"John O" <johno@!noSPAM!heathkit.com > wrote in message
news:VYXwe.1534$4m3.870@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
> A former bowling league treasurer from New Jersey was enrolled in a
> special
> probationary program on Tuesday after stealing $12,900 from two league
> accounts. The man needed the money because he believed that he had won
> $500,000 from a Canadian lottery but had to deliver $48,000 to collect his
> prize. Shockingly, he hadn't actually won anything. The real shame of it
> is
> that he was hoping to use the $500,000 to help a needy Nigerian man he had
> met through an e-mail.
>
> Thanks to si.com 10 Spot
>
>
>




  
Date: 11 Jul 2005 01:19:00
From: Blue Hound Technologies
Subject: Re: Stealing Secretary
" spent 23 years with the U.S. Army and then worked as a commercial artist
in New York " according to that news story. Well, 23 years in the Army is
one flag, and the commercial artist was the big red flag. A friend of mine
is out of the military and has the common sense of a bug screaming toward
the windshield. He is going back to college and can't get through math.


"Darby" <darlene@caves.net > wrote in message
news:11c8prmjf7mvkfe@corp.supernews.com...
>I find it hard to believe the man had enough brains to have been a
>competent secretary long enough to accrue the $12.900.00 in league funds.
>To have fallen for two internet swindles is not very bright. Are you sure
>of your source of information?
> Dar
>
> "John O" <johno@!noSPAM!heathkit.com> wrote in message
> news:VYXwe.1534$4m3.870@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
>> A former bowling league treasurer from New Jersey was enrolled in a
>> special
>> probationary program on Tuesday after stealing $12,900 from two league
>> accounts. The man needed the money because he believed that he had won
>> $500,000 from a Canadian lottery but had to deliver $48,000 to collect
>> his
>> prize. Shockingly, he hadn't actually won anything. The real shame of it
>> is
>> that he was hoping to use the $500,000 to help a needy Nigerian man he
>> had
>> met through an e-mail.
>>
>> Thanks to si.com 10 Spot
>>
>>
>>
>
>




   
Date: 14 Jul 2005 23:38:51
From: Spammy Sammy
Subject: Re: Stealing Secretary
Err, wtf is this thread on about?

"Blue Hound Technologies" <sales@ebbids.com > wrote in message
news:8OjAe.1500$oZ.1417@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> " spent 23 years with the U.S. Army and then worked as a commercial artist
> in New York " according to that news story. Well, 23 years in the Army is
> one flag, and the commercial artist was the big red flag. A friend of
mine
> is out of the military and has the common sense of a bug screaming toward
> the windshield. He is going back to college and can't get through math.
>
>
> "Darby" <darlene@caves.net> wrote in message
> news:11c8prmjf7mvkfe@corp.supernews.com...
> >I find it hard to believe the man had enough brains to have been a
> >competent secretary long enough to accrue the $12.900.00 in league funds.
> >To have fallen for two internet swindles is not very bright. Are you sure
> >of your source of information?
> > Dar
> >
> > "John O" <johno@!noSPAM!heathkit.com> wrote in message
> > news:VYXwe.1534$4m3.870@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
> >> A former bowling league treasurer from New Jersey was enrolled in a
> >> special
> >> probationary program on Tuesday after stealing $12,900 from two league
> >> accounts. The man needed the money because he believed that he had won
> >> $500,000 from a Canadian lottery but had to deliver $48,000 to collect
> >> his
> >> prize. Shockingly, he hadn't actually won anything. The real shame of
it
> >> is
> >> that he was hoping to use the $500,000 to help a needy Nigerian man he
> >> had
> >> met through an e-mail.
> >>
> >> Thanks to si.com 10 Spot
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>




    
Date: 14 Jul 2005 16:43:42
From: Joe Schmuckatelli
Subject: Re: Stealing Secretary
On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 23:38:51 +0930, "Spammy Sammy"
<Someone@microsoft.com > wrote:

>Err, wtf is this thread on about?

Read the links provided and all will be clear.


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Date: 06 Jul 2005 12:50:18
From: John O
Subject: Re: Stealing Secretary
> I find it hard to believe the man had enough brains to have been a
competent
> secretary long enough to accrue the $12.900.00 in league funds. To have
> fallen for two internet swindles is not very bright. Are you sure of your
> source of information?

...been on vacation since I posted...

Joe got it right. si.com has a column called The 10 Spot where the guy
discusses legitimate news bits, then adds a twist of his own. I can't vouch
for the legitimacy of the original news bit, but since I read it on the
Internet, it must be true.

-John O




  
Date: 30 Jun 2005 23:46:43
From: Joe Schmuckatelli
Subject: Re: Stealing Secretary
On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 16:43:21 -0500, "Darby" <darlene@caves.net > wrote:

>I find it hard to believe the man had enough brains to have been a competent
>secretary long enough to accrue the $12.900.00 in league funds.

http://www.dailyrecord.com/news/articles/news8-thiel.htm

> To have
>fallen for two internet swindles is not very bright. Are you sure of your
>source of information?

As you can see from the link above, the first is correct. The second
was the SI writer (whom he cited as a source) trying to be funny.
Indeed, the link to the above story from www.fark.com reads:

"Man steals from bowling league to send money to Canada to claim
'lottery prize.' Plans to steal from badminton club next to help
Nigerians"


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