MONROE, La. - A man was sentenced to more than four years in prison for bilking friends and family out of more than $800,000 by convincing them that his wife was a government agent who could arrange to have their medical problems diagnosed by satellite imaging.
It gets better:
The Finley's convinced their victims that, if any medical problems were found, secret agents would administer medicine to them as they slept in exchange for payment, according to a bill of information filed when the Finleys were charged in May.
"These audacious criminals should remind all of us that scam artists will go to great lengths to take our life's savings," Washington said.
All it tells me is that Barnum was right. (If he actually said it.)
What's remarkable to me is that anyone would testify against them. Personally if I'd fallen for this, I'd insist that I get to wear a bag over my head in court.
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