Catch me if you can
I’ve posted before about criminals at large taunting police on social media, with varying degrees of success.
The case of Wanda Lee Ann Podgurski is a worthy addition to the catologue.
Ms Podgurski is a serial fraudster who was convicted in January 2013 of dishonestly acquiring $650,000 from fake insurance and disability claims.
She promptly went on the run.
This time it’s personal
Wanda set up a Twitter account and followed just one other tweeter – San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.
Like any good new Tweeter, she carefully crafted her profile description:
“On the run, possibly in Iran.”
Catch me if you can.
— Wanda podgurski (@wanda_podgurski) June 6, 2013
The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force was able to trace her tweet to Mexico and promptly arrested her, leaving the DA the last word on Twitter:
— Bonnie Dumanis (@BonnieDumanis) July 8, 2013