Man Impersonates Female Penn Vet Grad In Most Ridiculous Scam Ever
January 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm
NBC News 10 tells us that Atlantic City Police have arrested Daniel Tyce, a man who had been posing as a female veterinarian and running an illegal animal shelter in South Jersey:
Police say a New Jersey man posed as a female animal doctor, ran an illegal veterinary practice and set up a phony rescue agency that may have duped pet lovers out of thousands of dollars.Uh...we understand why he would pretend to be a Penn grad: Penn's Vet School has a good repuation, and it's famous for caring for beloved horse Barbaro (R.I.P.) But why did he have to pose as a female? And why start a crooked animal shelter at all? Pyramid schemes and ponzi schemes, while immoral, at least make a certain kind of sense: take people's money and run off with it. We're not sure where animals fit into the equation.
Atlantic City Police arrested 26-year-old Daniel Tyce on Friday and charged him with practicing medicine without a license. Tyce allegedly ran the South Jersey Small Animal Rescue, identifying himself as Dr. Daniella Smith, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school.