For an ignorant, cocky criminal, fate sometimes leads directly to an unamused law enforcement officer.
That’s what happened recently when an overseas fraudster left a fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) message designed to raid an innocent person’s bank account on the telephone of a savvy, veteran investigator at the Orange County district attorney’s office (OCDA).
Damon Tucker, an expert in uncovering economic crimes, called the anonymous individual back for an entertaining, mutually hostile conversation that featured the criminal’s contempt for all Americans.
In hopes of alerting citizens to IRS scams in advance of the April 15 income tax filing deadline, OCDA aired a Youtube video today of Tucker’s interaction with the crook, who laughably refused to believe the detective’s identity.
You can see our OC Weekly feature of this detective’s prior superb work HERE.
And go HERE to watch the OCDA video featuring Tucker and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who looks lethargic perhaps from trying to remember which fib to tell in his agency’s unforgivable, two-year-old jailhouse snitch scandal.
R. Scott Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.