Andrew Carlssin invested $800 in the stock market. Within two weeks his portfolio was worth over $350 million. SEC officials arrested Carlssin claiming he must have had illegal insider information. Carlssin claimed the reason for his atypical success was simple: he’s a time traveler from 2256. SEC officials say it’s preposterous, but can’t explain why there’s no record of him before December 2002.
The validity of the story is questionable, but that’s one imaginative excuse.