Saturday, April 5, 2014

Daily News: Odd News - Czech fraudster wins new job, steals again and runs

Saturday, Apr 05, 2014 07:56 AM PDT
Today's Odd News - Reuters News Headlines - Yahoo News:

Czech fraudster wins new job, steals again and runs 
Saturday, Apr 05, 2014 07:56 AM PDT
A Czech fraudster on the run from prison got hired as a chief economist at a museum, where he stole some 10 million Czech crowns ($500,000), media reported. Police came on Thursday to arrest Vladimir Prokop at his office at the National Agriculture Museum, close to the Interior Ministry. "He was an ordinary, even compliant man, nobody thought he would turn out to be a world-class trickster," the museum spokesman Lubomir Marsik said. He escaped last June from prison where he was serving time for embezzling 10 million Czech crowns from the Prague branch of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, where he managed its foreign donations, Czech news agency CTK said.
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