This man gets points for chutzpah!
In 2009, 35 year old Bryan Gardner sent CitiMortgage a $353,000 fake money order “drawn on the account of the Secretary of the Treasury Hank M. Paulson, Jr.” for the full amount owed on his Bowie home. And it cleared!
According to Business Insider, Gardner then sold the property for $254,900 and distributed the proceeds to others.
“You’d be amazed at how many people try and pass off (fraudulent) stuff. But does it ever work? No, it rarely works,” said Paul Pelletier, a former top-ranking official in the Justice Department’s Fraud Section, expressing surprise at the success of the scheme.
The evil genius Gardner filed for bankruptcy protection in February, and surrendered his Ford Expedition and Waldorf home.
He has been charged with one count of mail fraud.
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