Thursday, September 30, 2010

Priest falls for Nigerian financial scam

But wait, there’s more. Father Thomas Marr needed cash to secure his millions of dollars so he allegedly stole $600k from a whole bunch of people

Investigators say Father Thomas Marr fell victim to a Nigerian financial scam. But now, he’s under arrest and facing jail time. Police say to get the money to participate in the scam, Marr stole from the church and scammed his own parishioners, friends, and family.

Father Marr of St. Bernard Parish in Watertown was allegedly convinced by a parishioner that he could get millions of dollars if he funded a money transfer out of Nigeria. After spending tens of thousands of dollars of his own money, Marr allegedly started lying to others, claiming he needed the money to help a church member in need.

I guess there are idiots born into every family tree.

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