06.27.07 11 years ago 32 Comments

As some other folks noticed earlier in the week, a Florida woman was conned out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by a man who she thought was Pedro Martinez.

Rhonda Schroeder, 32, told prosecutors that she befriended a patient, Shirley Gordon, who introduced her to a man posing as the Mets ace. Schroeder said the impostor continued their romance through phone calls and text messages. He urged Schroeder to spend money on Gordon, including a $450,000 house, more than $150,000 in furniture and lawyers to defend her against a previous fraud charge, The St. Petersburg Times reported Sunday. He always promised to pay back the money… Prosecutor Beverly Andringa said she can't charge anyone with scamming Schroeder because the chiropractor damaged her credibility by testifying on Gordon's behalf at her fraud trial.

I think the lesson here is never do anything for anybody.  That, or don't be retarded.  Or maybe it's that God makes us all different, and that's okay.  Or that friendship is more important than being a successful model.  Sorry, I guess I wasn't really paying attention.

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