Atrios is fond of talking about how much the stupid burns. Usually, he's talking about idiot beltway pundits or reality-challenged thirty percenters, but I think I just found a case where the same phrase applies:
The money quote:"Every part of this makes you wonder, 'What was he thinking?'"
The longtime treasurer of Alcona County was accused Wednesday in an embezzlement scheme in which he may have served as both perpetrator and victim, sending up to $1.25 million in county funds and his own life savings to con artists after falling for one of the notorious online Nigerian banking frauds.
Thomas Katona, 56, of Harrisville was charged with nine felonies, including embezzlement and fraud, after a monthlong investigation by state authorities of numerous unauthorized wire transfers he allegedly made of county funds to overseas bank accounts.