Assistant Steals From Cream Drummer

Ginger Baker, the man who played drums for rock pioneers Cream, was recently swindled out of thousands of dollars.

0
Ginger Baker is famous for playing the drums in the legendary blues-rock group Cream, and is widely considered one of the if not the most influential drummers of the 1960's. The drummer, who is now over 70 years old, unfortunately had thousands of dollars stolen from him from one of the people he trusted the most. The drummer's former assistant, Lindiwe Noko, was convicted of over 20 counts of fraud in a South African court last month after Baker accused her of embezzling almost $50,000 from his bank account. She, after finding out Baker's information when teaching him to use an ATM machine, apparently used his PIN number to withdraw a large amount of the drummer's cash. But while the assistant's fraudulence should have earned her a trip to prison, instead the judge decided to give her a correctional supervision sentence. This means the criminal will be under strict surveillance, but will be able to remain at home with very little consequences to her actions. Ginger Baker is outraged at the fact that a person who has committed a crime this serious will get away with such a light sentence, saying (It's a) travesty of justice. She should have been in prison for what she did to me. I trusted her and took her into my life and she repaid me by stealing from me.

21 comments sorted by best / new / date

comments policy
    santa_man99
    It's ATM. Not ATM Machine. That's like saying "Automated Teller Machine Machine".
    Jesus_Dean
    If I was Ginger, I would use some of that royalty money to hire someone to apply a little correctional supervision of my own. The only thing worse than a thief, is a thief who misuses your trust to steal from you. On the other hand, he should be old enough to know better than to give someone his PIN.
    Charley2715
    With the name Ginger, unfortunate things are just gonna happen. The whole situation still sucks though
    Eifler121
    Jesus_Dean wrote: If I was Ginger, I would use some of that royalty money to hire someone to apply a little correctional supervision of my own. The only thing worse than a thief, is a thief who misuses your trust to steal from you. On the other hand, he should be old enough to know better than to give someone his PIN.
    I can think of about a thousand things worse than a thief. Spiders for one. Murderers, Cannibals, and Rapists for another.
    aRandomSandwich
    Goose Catcher wrote: at first i thought the title said "assistant steals cream from drummer." that would've been a good article.
    Lols to the max, you win the internet! xD
    7thhell
    Aussie_Warrior : Mhmm horse tranquilizer does that to a man. I believe your thinking of Kieth Moon.
    Goose Catcher
    at first i thought the title said "assistant steals cream from drummer." that would've been a good article.
    CalebB
    santa_man99 wrote: It's ATM. Not ATM Machine. That's like saying "Automated Teller Machine Machine".
    Same thing with PIN number.. "personal identification number number"
    GenerationKILL
    Anyone who decides to screw with Ginger Baker clearly has mental issues, the guy has a colorful history of being a psycho, its one of the reasons he lives in south africa, the country that spawned him cannot stand him!!!
    Andehwuzhere
    Jesus_Dean wrote: If I was Ginger, I would use some of that royalty money to hire someone to apply a little correctional supervision of my own. The only thing worse than a thief, is a thief who misuses your trust to steal from you. On the other hand, he should be old enough to know better than to give someone his PIN.
    While it is partly his fault, the man is old. My grandparents can barely do anything electronic and they're a bit younger than him. But at any rate, The woman deserves to be in prison for a long time, not only for stealing, but for stealing from an elderly man.
    vikingman369
    yeah, steal their physical stuff and its "clap 'em in irons" but steal their musical stuff and its "right and fair" and they're a "greedy, washed-up sell-out" if they resist
    emphaticleech
    Ginger threw a floor tom at Jack Bruce's face once for playing off time. What do you think he'd do to her if he got her alone?
    manutd4lyf
    Never give a woman any of your financial details. Rookie mistake Ginger, mate.
    Charlie4
    I stay in S.A and unfortunately I can say that corruption is the norm in our country - from the top government officials to the lowest of thugs. Quote from our president (during his corruption case) "Innocent until proven guilty" BTW, Ginger is awesome.
    metalaxxeman
    emphaticleech wrote: Ginger threw a floor tom at Jack Bruce's face once for playing off time. haha oh i did giggle What do you think he'd do to her if he got her alone?
    GHO5T616
    Jesus_Dean wrote: If I was Ginger, I would use some of that royalty money to hire someone to apply a little correctional supervision of my own. The only thing worse than a thief, is a thief who misuses your trust to steal from you. On the other hand, he should be old enough to know better than to give someone his PIN.
    here here