Man stole $122m from Facebook and Google by sending them random bills, which the companies dutifully paid
Rimasauskas's grift was pretty bold. He merely sent Google and Facebook invoices for items they hadn't purchased and that he hadn't provided, which the companies paid anyway.
...pretending to be the giant Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc, and had registered a company in Latvia with the same name.
He's agreed to forfeit about $50m. It's not clear what's happened to the other $73m, but Rimasauskas was a prolific and baroque money-launderer who squirreled cash away in Cyprus, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Latvia.
Rimasauskas will be sentenced on July 29. He faces up to 30 years.
Nigerian scammers could learn a thing or two from this guy.