Scamming granny gets long stretch
FORMER Coffs Harbour grandmother Patricia McKittrick, who ripped off Coffs Coast investors to the tune of $7.5 million might die in jail with a trail of victims owed a fortune.
The 70-year-old has had six years added to her jail sentence for a ponzi share scam, which netted $2 million from Hunter Valley investors.
Judge Peter Maiden said Patricia McKittrick's deceit was in the worst category because she was bankrupt and on bail for running a Ponzi scheme in Coffs Harbour when she set up another scheme in the Hunter in 2007.
Promising to invest $2.2 million of her victim's savings into shares, McKittrick used the money to lead a lavish lifestyle, including overseas trips and the purchase of a purple BMW convertible.
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