When the Scammer Gets Scammed

CATO, N.Y. -

A scammer who stole nearly $140,000 from scores of people got bilked out of the ill-gotten funds in a delicious tale of irony, The Associated Press reported. Harold Monell, 66, solicited the money from about 180 people over a two-year period. But instead of using the money to pay his mortgage as he claimed, he was actually giving the money to Daniel Humberstone, 41, who said he would double the investment after receiving a million-dollar settlement from the state. But that settlement never existed and  both were arrested.