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What are You Kidding Me Story: The FBI uses Twitter!

What are You Kidding Me ... Catch Me if You Can

In January, 60-year-old Wanda Lee Ann Podgurski of Manhattan Beach, California was convicted of 29 felony counts of insurance and disability fraud.  
She'd worked as an Amtrak clerk, and ended up faking a disability on the job.  She collected more than $650,000 and used it to travel the world.  But when she was due to be sentenced to 20 years in prison . . . she never showed up.



U.S. marshals have been trying to track her down ever since.  And they got a BIG break on June 5th . . . when Wanda decided to TAUNT them on Twitter.  She tweeted, quote, "Catch me if you can."


And thanks to that tweet . . . they COULD.  They were able to trace it to Rosarito, Mexico, where Wanda was arrested last week.  On Monday, she was back in court for jumping bail.  Whatever sentence she gets from that will be tacked on to her 20 years.



(Los Angeles Times / San Diego Union-Tribune / Gawker)

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07/18/2013 7:09AM
What are You Kidding Me Story: The FBI uses Twitter!
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