MI: Phishing scam costs Shiawassee County $50,000

Tim Rath reports:

The Shiawassee County financial administrator resigned this week after being caught in a phishing scam and mistakenly wiring $50,000 to an overseas bank account.

Patricia Fitnich, who had been on the job about two years, thought she was replying to a message from Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeff Bartz about paying a bill Tuesday, said County Coordinator Michael Herendeen.

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