Monday, April 23, 2012

LOCAL MAN LOSES MONEY IN FISH SCAM

Abe Whopper thinks about what could
have been.
Abraham Whopper 58, of Bridgeport is poorer today after learning the fish stick farm he had invested in, was a falsehood. "I guess I'm the fish here." he told Channel 1 News. Whopper said he was approached in January by a man calling himself Jack Klisstoe who told him he had plans to open and manage a huge fish stick breeding farm south of Bridgeport. Whopper had always wondered where fish sticks came from and was soon hooked. He invested and as they say, the rest is history.
The small pond Whopper was taken to
that was to be used for fish stick farming.
He dished out $5000 to Klisstoe, who took him to a small pond fifteen miles south of the city.  There they sat in Klisstoe's automobile and Whopper was told the pond would be chuck full of fish stick fish come Spring.  Whopper was then told that the money they made on the fish stick farm would be invested in a boneless chicken ranch and by this time next year his financial worries would be over.  Whopper said he cried tears of joy all the way back to town. 
His happiness was short lived however, when he saw of picture of Klisstoe at the Post Office yesterday.  Klisstoe was wanted in three different states for selling moon beams.  Bridgeport police were  alerted to this scam and want to warn everyone in Channel 1 News land to be careful.  Police Chief O.K. Roger told Channel 1 News, "Scam artists are not always honest.  Anyone approached by one should always ask for references."
Channel 1 News will post Scam Alerts as they come into the office.

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