‘Catch Me If You Can’: Fraud Suspect Caught In Mexico After Twitter Taunts

Simply a case of stupidity and arrogance….

CBS Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO (CBSLA.com) — A Southern California woman was scheduled to be arraigned Monday after she was arrested in Mexico for her role in a $1 million “large-scale” fraud scheme, authorities said.

Wanda Lee Ann Podgurski, 60, was arrested July 4 in Mexico by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Fugitive Task Force after being convicted of 29 felony counts related to an insurance fraud scam, according to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

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Prosecutors say Podgurski taunted law enforcement during the time she was on the run by establishing a Twitter account, following only District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and then tweeting, “Catch me if you can.”

Podgurski was scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. in San Diego Superior Court on a charge of failing to appear while on bail.

She was sentenced in absentia on June…

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Epsilon Weblog

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