Woman Pleads Guilty To Hiring Assassin From RentAHitman.com

Posted November 22, 2021 by with 0 comments

America is home to truly the dumbest people on earth:

Wendy Wein wanted her ex-husband dead. But she didn’t want to murder him herself and didn’t know anyone she trusted to do it for her. So she did what a lot of people do when they have a job they can’t or don’t want to do themselves – she searched for help on the Internet. On RentAHitman.com.

What Wein found was presumably reassuring. The website promised her confidentiality. It boasted of industry awards. It showed off testimonials of satisfied customers, including one from Laura S., who’d “caught my husband cheating with the babysitter.” The website bragged about complying with HIPPA, which it defined as the Hitman Information Privacy & Protection Act of 1964, a nod to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, the law passed in 1996 to protect patients’ medical information.

The trouble for Wein was that RentAHitman.com is a fake website. It’s not run by Guido Fanelli, as it claims, but by Bob Innes, a 54-year-old Northern California man who forwards any serious inquiries to law enforcement. Innes launched the site 16 years ago as part of an Internet security business that never went anywhere. Instead, it’s served as a honey pot of sorts, attracting people who want to hire professional killers.

It’s crazy to think that someone like Wein was able to function in society for 50 years, but I guess America makes it pretty easy for people this stupid. Sentencing is in January, and she faces up to nine years in prison.

The full article has more of the backstory on Innes, his RentAHitman site, and other idiots who’ve contacted him.

[Washington Post: A Michigan woman tried to hire an assassin online at RentAHitman.com. Now, she’s going to prison.]

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