According to Reuters, "a German official, who stole more than $230,000 from the state by inventing taxpayers and claiming money owed to them," will be jailed for three years and three months.
Since 2003, the unidentified bureaucrat siphoned money off three 'imaginary friends.' But wait... it gets even better.
He stashed the bulk of the illicit funds into multiple bank accounts, "including ones held by his wife and mother-in-law."
As they weren't implicated - it would seem that he kept the whole mess a secret from them. How's that for a set of steel cojones?
Let's look on the bright side - where he's headed, he'll surely need them.