95-year old Barbara Hinckley’s bank accounts were emptied of about $16,000 after she was targeted by a conman who convinced her she had won $2.5 million and a Mercedes-Benz in a Publisher’s Clearinghouse contest.
Barbara told news reporters about the scam in hopes that it would deter other people from falling for it. When former Maine Gov. John Baldacci heard about the incident on the news, he decided to set up a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help recoup some of the money. 400 people attended the fundraiser, and they raised $18,000!
...and for those of us that love a good 'spaghetti love story.'