A woman on Friday admitted to stealing $1 million from American Author and humorist Mark Twain's museum-house.
Donna Gregor, 58, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport, Connecticut to wire fraud and filing a false tax return as part of schemes to embezzle the Mark Twain House and Museum, federal prosecutors said according to AFP.
Gregor is an employee of the museum from a long time. The museum is dedicated to Mark Twain, the 19th century author of Huckleberry Finn. Gregor stole the money by showing inappropriate accounts to her employer and taking money that she is not entitled to. Gregor will be facing up to 23 years in prison and a fine of $2 million.
Twain lived in the Hartford, Connecticut home from 1874 to 1891.
Interestingly, in many of his humorous maxims about crime and money the author had said: "By commission of crime you learn real morals. Commit all crimes, familiarize yourself with all sins, take them in rotation (there are only two or three thousand of them), stick to it, commit two or three every day, and by and by you will be proof against them."
So is he sitting up there and smiling at the incidence?