Mini-Madoff - Ex-Car Salesman's Hedge Fund Ponzi Scheme

Rod Stringer, a former car salesman from West-Texas was running a Ponzi scheme similar in some ways to that of Bernie Madoff's famous scam. However, the magnitude of the losses from Stringer's hedge fund is far smaller. The $45 million fund reported annual returns as high as 60%, a number the SEC claims is completely bogus.

Among Stringer's 31 clients were many elderly investors. The SEC notes that the location of the remaining funds is unknown at this time.

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