Here’s a story about a Silicon Valley investor who came across as an “extraordinarily successful person,” but now is accused of being a fake. How many people have you looked in the eye lately, and believed their spin?

Palo Alto’s Moses Joseph, 45, founder of a seed-stage venture firm called the Anila Fund, is accused of defrauding Eastman Kodak and two other companies of nearly $9 million, and has been arrested on multiple charges of theft and perjury, the Santa Clara County district attorney said Wednesday.