'Catch Me If You Can,' Tweets Fugitive
Shockingly, this story does not end well for San Diego woman
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2013 5:39 PM CDT
Wanda Lee Ann Podgurski, 60, is shown in this undated police handout photo.   (AP Photo/San Diego County District Attorney)

(Newser) – A fugitive convicted in a big insurance fraud scheme who taunted authorities via Twitter is now in custody in San Diego, reports the LA Times. The plight of Wanda Podgurski is getting national attention because of her bold tweets to the DA in San Diego County. "Catch me if you can," read one. "Help find me before I con anyone else," read another. Police arrested the 60-year-old this week in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

The former Amtrak clerk had been previously sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison for faking injuries and receiving $650,000 in insurance and disability payments. The tweets were undeniably stupid, but did they also play a role in her arrest? Prosecutors will say "only that information from the Twitter account was turned over to its Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team, known by the acronym Catch," reports AP.

View 1 more image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
'Catch Me If You Can,' Tweets Fugitive is...
79%
3%
1%
8%
1%
7%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 36 comments
HMD-SMD-ITY
Jul 13, 2013 4:47 AM CDT
Never a good idea to taunt. Especially people with already lost self esteem.
mehrheit
Jul 10, 2013 4:38 PM CDT
Needs more Boxxies!
augie2
Jul 10, 2013 3:22 PM CDT
Arrogant woman.