Unusually dumb Nigerians have been trying hard to steal money from hard working folks here in America by sneaking in and trying to sell land they don't own, get you to invest in things in their own country that is just a front or trying any of a thousand different pyramid schemes.
However dumb this may sound to most people, there are folks needing money badly enough right now that several people have fallen for their schemes, especially by email.
But the group picked up in Townsend, Tennessee apparently didn't learn their trade, "Identity Theft" from a master planner.
Oh they laid out their plans in eastern Tennessee and also around Nashville where there's plenty of money to be had but they failed in one part of their master scheme...they used the names of cartoon characters.
After actually posing as Daffy Duck with a citizen's photograph on the fake card, a few actually ran up some bills in a few out-of-the-way hills and hollers but once they hit the city, they were nabbed by police, arrested, placed in jail, charged whatever they had and sent back to Nigeria.
On the boat leaving last week was THE Daffy Duck, Hokey Wolf (who fared better as there are Cherokee "Wolf"s in the area), Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Mickey Mouse and Snidely Whiplash.
But not before we recaptured some of our folk's money by charging the public to come in, see these fine people, ask them their names and hear their stories as they sat amazed at all the laughter.
Now I guess we'll be sued. Townsend Sheriff, Simon Garland