THE WORLD’S DUMBEST FRAUDSTERS
Ronald Evano may not have liked the taste, but his and his wife
Mary's glass-eating insurance fraud scheme netted them over $200,000.
Evano pleaded guilty in federal court to 20 counts of conspiracy,
mail and wire fraud, identity theft, making false statements and
Social Security fraud for intentionally eating glass in restaurants,
hotels and grocery stores, then filing false insurance claims that
said he had found the glass in food he had been served. He was later
sentenced to 63 months in prison.
Prosecutors said the twosome was treated for glass ingestion at
least a dozen times in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland and
Washington, D.C., incurring more than $100,000 in medical bills, which
The couple used fake names, Social Security cards and
identification to pull off their con. An arrest warrant was issued for
Mary Evano, who is a fugitive.
-Joseph T. Wells, CPA, CFE