NPR logo

Michigan County Falls Victim to Nigerian Scam

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9008778/9008779" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Michigan County Falls Victim to Nigerian Scam

U.S.

Michigan County Falls Victim to Nigerian Scam

Michigan County Falls Victim to Nigerian Scam

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9008778/9008779" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Michigan county treasurer has been charged with embezzling $1.2 million and sending it to a Nigerian e-mail scammer. Thomas Katona served as treasurer of Alcona County for nearly 14 years.

Amy Robinson reports from member station WCMU.

Web Resources