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Old 02-10-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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This is an actual news story that happened locally here. Three people, two men and a woman, opened a tax preparation service in a local strip mall. A woman who had her taxes done there got a call that her refund check was ready for her to pick up. When she arrived to get her check, they pulled a gun on her and told her they wanted part of her refund. They then ordered her to leave, go cash her check and bring the money back to them. She left, called the police, who went to the business and arrested the.....uh....idiots.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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Brilliant idea...
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How clever of them.

A customer at a place I used to work filled out a job application using her correct name, address, phone number, etc. and then proceeded to steal $600 worth of merchandise and just run out the door with it. She was caught right away and assaulted at least one person in the process. In fact, she was so uncooperative and hostile that she was banned from the store for 20 years. Before the police took her off, she wanted to know if any of this was going to affect her job application!
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We need to add a forum with dumb criminal stories. If criminals were smart they would know crime doesn't pay.
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Not smart.

Seems they would be one of many crooks involved with getting peoples taxes though. They are more honest than most.
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Well, i hope they did her tax return correctly. You would not believe how many crooked or incompetent tax preparers i've met or heard about. Go to somebody you know or somebody recommended by a non-moron friend. It took literally a year or so of refiling & responding to IRS letters for a friend of mine to get straightened out after a quickietax place "went that extra mile" to see she got a nice refund.
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There are some good stories out there- but my all time favorite- Armed Robbery of Central National Bank, Downtown Richmond, several years ago.

Robber handed teller a bag, told her to put all the money in the bag. She did, along with a dye pack. (Dye packs look like a real bundle of money, but contain an explosive charge, tear gas, and permanent dye. It is activated by a radio signal when leaving building, and has a few seconds delay)

Thief took the bag, shoved it down into his PANTS- and ran out of the bank. Made it almost half a block before the explosives went off in his skivvies.

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
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In Sachse, Texas, Nathan Poe walked into a bank and announced to the teller that this was a holdup and that she should hand over all her cash. The teller said she couldn't do that unless he could provide two forms of identification. Trying to cooperate, Poe produced his state ID card and his Wells Fargo debit card. The teller then provided him with $800. His fumbling for the ID provided her with enough time to notify authorities. Busted.

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I worked a case about a year ago where a young lady filled out an application for employment at a local strip club. She provided her DL and SS card. The receptionist made copies of both and returned them to the would be dancer. When the receptionist went to get the Manager to look at the application, the applicant reached behind the desk and stole the receptionist's purse. Of course all was on video. I guess she enjoyed her little time out in the pokey.
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Years ago I worked at a Christmas Tree farm, the old man who owned it caught a college guy stealing a tree, hauling it over the the fence at one end of the plantation away from the entrance and exits. When confronted the old man asked for identification, and the college guy gave it up. The old man told the guy that the tree would cost him $100 cash (at the time I think trees were going for maybe $10). The college guy said that that was robbery, he was a law student at Stanford and he would put the old man to shame if he demanded so much.

The old man said "OK, I got your information. Go ahead and look into it. I'll let you go for now, but you need to show up here in a couple of days and pay up. Plus I want a confession written in your own hand and signed by you, or I'm gonna turn you over to the cops."

The college guy showed up the next day with $100 cash and a written confession.

This was a few decades ago, but I did see the confession.
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