"NITWIT" NAVY OFFICER FOOLED BY NIGERIAN
$CAM - LT MILTON GUY STEALS MONEY FROM
SHIP'S SAFE IN SAN DIEGO - NEEDED CASH
TO PAY "PROCESSING FEES" ON BIG
"INHERITANCE" HE THOUGHT WAS HIS - THE
DUMMY GETS 28 MONTHS IN BRIG AND $14,000
FINE - COURT-MARTIAL RECORDS REVEAL
DISBURSING OFFICER FROM USS McCLUSKY
STUPIDLY FELL FOR INTERNET "TRICK"

[EDITOR'S NOTE: We apologize to our faithful Navy readers for the delay in running this story, but the "wall-to-wall" Maj. Jill Metzger cover-up coverage took top priority. We're back to our regular schedule now, but will break in with new Metzger news at any time. Remember, we're independent, unafraid, and not "in bed" with the Pentagon public affairs office.]

There ought to be a special IQ test given to potential Navy disbursement officers. Especially in the wake of one of the most wacky stories we've seen yet in the military. And we know them all.

How a grown adult, with reasonable intelligence, could fall for one those Nigerian internet con jobs is hard to imagine. But that's just what brought down Lt. Milton Guy of the USS McClusky. Now he'll have two and a half years in the brig to think about what a "dummy" he is.

NAVY FRIGATE'S DISBURSING OFFICER FALLS FOR INTERNET $CAM

As strange as it may seem, Guy turned out to be the biggest "sucker" in the Fleet. He got a scam pitch in his e-mail from some crook named "Barnabus" saying the lieutenant was due a $2.6 million inheritance from the Nigerian Govt., if only the Naval officer would send in a big "processing fee" first.

Right there, Guy should have smelled the bacon. But eager for "easy bucks," he fell for one of the best-known tricks on the Internet and started helping himself to his ship's funds from the McClusky's safe.

Investigators said Guy stole around $140,000 between October 2004 and July 2005 which he sent to "Barnabus" in Nigeria, but he also used other Navy cash to put down a car payment, make an apartment deposit and buy a laptop computer.

NABBED BY A ROUTINE AUDIT - LT GUY DESERVES "DUNCE" CAP

It was only a matter of time before an audit by the Pacific Fleet discovered the missing accounts and zeroed in on the dishonest disbursing officer. We don't know, as of presstime, by what means Guy obtained his commission, but however he got to be an officer doesn't say much for the process.

Besides his prison uniform, we think Guy should be made to wear a "dunce cap" and not take it off his head until he goes to sleep at night. The words: I AM AN IDIOT should be emblazoned across the front. That should be a reminder to him and all his fellow inmates that this guy is about the stupidest officer - and that covers a lot of territory - in the U.S. Navy.