You can’t make this stuff up…or can you? 35 year old accused Russian spy Cynthia Murphy was a financial advisor. Not only that, she was a Certified Financial Planner to boot. Now, in addition to being worried about whether your advisor is running a Ponzi scheme you have to be worried they might be a spy!!
What is funny is that a few years ago I was talking to a television producer (okay, wannabe television producer) and I was explaining my idea for a show centered around a financial planner (I figured I could play the part) who also doubled as a CIA agent. Not exactly the same thing, but close. For the record, I am not a CIA agent…of course if I was I wouldn’t tell you and I’d probably write a blog saying something like “For the record, I am not a CIA agent.”!
I just couldn’t resist posting this story.
Scott Dauenhauer CFP, MSFP, AIF