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Man Impersonates Female Penn Vet Grad In Most Ridiculous Scam Ever

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.

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.

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.

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