Marionaire #Teen Hits Senatorial Swindle on Mohawk High School, Speaks to Government Class

By D.J. Byrnes on February 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm
Marion #Teen swindles Mohawk as senator.

Folks, February isn't even out the door and the 2016 Marionaire of the Year award may be sewn up by a teenager.

According to reports from The Toledo Blade and The Columbus Dispatch, 18-year-old Izaha Akins had a point to make about the lack of computer security used by "country" institutions like Mohawk High School and Reineke Motors in Upper Sandusky.

Akins, using his own name, duped Mohawk High School into thinking he was the second-choice replacement appointment to state senator David Burke (R-Marysville). He said the senator, who was previously scheduled to speak at the school, had fallen ill and he, the youngest state senator ever, would be his replacement. This did not raise any red flags.

Akins also social engineered Reineke Motors into giving him a car as part of his appearance at the school. (The dealership verified the fake senator's appearance with the school.)

Akins then showed up with a driver and two fake aides. He gave a lecture to an American government class. 

“The presentation was about being active in politics, political processes. Everyone thought it was legit, bought into it, including the teacher,” Mohawk superintendent Ken Ratliff told The Blade.

The school didn't realize the deception until the David Burke showed up for his original speaking engagement. The #teen is charged with one count each of impersonating a peace officer and telecommunications fraud, both felonies.

“I was duping to prove a point, that these kinds of things can happen. They could easily have Googled me and they didn’t,” Mr. Akins told The Blade. He wants to write a paper about this experience.

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