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How Twitter Catches A Crook

by Joe

If you're on the run from the police and use social media, it's only right that they catch you. Seriously, how dumb do you have to be to think "oh, hey, let me tweet something like this and see if they track me down?"

Wanda Podgurski worked for AmTrak for years until she faked a disability and collected more than $650,000, using it to travel the world. She was eventually convicted of disability fraud and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Well, she never showed up for that hearing and became a fugitive. Podgurski had been on the run since January.

Flash forward to the tweet above, which was posted in June. The police used that tweet to track her location (in Mexico) and she was arrested last week. 

Seriously!? How dumb are you to get on social media if you're running from the authorities? What. An. Idiot!