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  • Hidden cameras show airport workers stealing

    04/14/2015 1:21:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 14, 2015 | By Scott Zamost, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine CNN
    MIAMI (CNN) - Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers' bags. What they don't know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. The Miami-Dade Police Department set up the camera as part of an ongoing police investigation into luggage thefts by the very airport workers who are supposed to get bags safely onto planes. "It's a problem we all face," said police Lt. Pete Estis. "We will continue to be proactive until we can see that the claims of pilfering through luggage will actually decrease."And these insider...
  • Christie to propose overhaul of Social Security benefits (means-testing)

    04/14/2015 10:23:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jill Colvin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Framing himself as a politician who's unafraid to share "hard truths" with the American people, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing an income cap on Social Security benefits as part of major restructuring plan announced ahead of a likely presidential bid. The Republican is set to deliver a speech Tuesday in New Hampshire outlining his ideas on reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — so-called entitlement programs. As part of the plan, he'll propose phasing out Social Security payments for those making more than $80,000 in other income and eliminating them for those making $200,000...
  • NYPD Detective Suspended After Video Appears to Show Him Pocketing Cash During Police Raid

    04/09/2015 3:12:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09 April 2015 | Pervaiz Shallwani
    A New York Police Department detective has been suspended after a Brooklyn deli owner uncovered security camera footage that appears to show the officer pocketing nearly $3,000 in cash during a raid earlier this month, police said.The detective, Ian Cyrus, 49 years old, has been suspended pending an internal affairs investigation into the April 3 incident, NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said Thursday.“That video combined with an allegation of theft is enough to warrant an investigation,” Mr. Davis said. “It’s good enough to support taking appropriate action at the time. The video is indicative of activity that requires more investigation.”Detective Cyrus...
  • IRS Chief Scoffs at Idea Agency Could Be Abolished [semi-satire]

    04/06/2015 11:44:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 April 2015 | John Semmens
    IRS commissioner John Koskinen laughed at the idea that Congress could abolish the IRS. "The Tea Party types may have wet dreams over the prospect of eliminating the IRS, but it's not going to happen," Koskinen gibed. "Too many congressmen on both sides of the aisle want the funds our agency extracts from taxpayers. One of the big attractions to holding office is the ability to dole out money to favored constituents. Hampering the IRS in any way would put a kink in that pipeline." "The main gripe average people have with our agency is the complexity of the tax...
  • Rat Crime ... Kansas Thug Gets 11 Years for Stealing Wedding Ring Off of Dying Woman at Taco Bell

    04/04/2015 1:46:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 92 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 31, 2015 | AMY RENEE LEIKER
    Man who stole wedding ring off dying woman’s finger at Taco Bell sentenced to 11 years A Wichita man will spend more than 11 years in prison for stealing a wedding ring and other items from a woman who was dying from a brain aneurysm in a Taco Bell drive-through in December 2013. Sedgwick County District Judge Christopher Magana ordered Daquantrius Johnson to serve the 136-month term consecutive to other sentences he received for crimes committed while on felony probation in a 2013 burglary case. The sentences in those cases totaled 111 months, which means Johnson, 21, will be incarcerated...
  • Man accused of stealing Maserati, taking friends for ride

    04/03/2015 9:43:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2015 | Kate Jacobson
    Riviera Beach man stole a Maserati, police said, and took his friends for a spin before being arrested by Palm Beach Gardens police. According to an arrest report, Byron Desravines, 19, was spotted by officers in a Maserati just after 1 p.m. Thursday on the corner of PGA and RCA boulevards after police got a hit on the car's license plate that it was stolen.
  • Let innocent victims reclaim their property

    04/01/2015 6:35:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-1-15 | Lee McGrath and Meagan Forbes
    Can law enforcement seize an innocent person's property? If you think the answer is no, just ask David Laase. In May 2006, he received an unexpected phone call at 1 a.m. from his wife. She had been arrested for DUI, later pleaded guilty and paid all court-imposed fines. However, that punishment was not enough under the state's civil forfeiture laws. Isanti County sheriffs seized the $35,000 Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving at the time of the stop and refused to return it to Laase, even though he jointly owned the vehicle and had done nothing wrong. Laase became a victim...
  • Ted Cruz’s Plan To Abolish the IRS Isn’t Stupid, It’s Plain Evil (the piggies squeal)

    03/24/2015 2:10:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    The Daily Banter ^ | 03/24/2015 | Tom McKay
    Weeks before other Republicans are expected to announce their presidential candidacies, Ted Cruz has already injected a very nasty little virus into the right-wing primary process: the ridiculous idea that the IRS should be abolished.While some have been quick to conclude this idea indicates Cruz is truly stupid, I don’t think he is. You just have to understand that the real intent of the abolish-the-IRS campaign pledge cannot be publicly stated. As The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell notes, the IRS is a cash-flow-positive agency, generating around $255 in income for every $1 assigned to it in federal funding. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities adds...
  • Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

    03/21/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Network World ^ | Mar 16, 2015 | Colin Neagle
    Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware – the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key – and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom." But for many, that's simply not an option. For example, last November an employee in the Sheriff's Department in Dickinson County, Tenn., accidentally clicked on a malicious ad and exposed the office network to the infamous CryptoWall ransomware. Detective Jeff McCliss told local News Channel 5 that CryptoWall had encrypted "every sort of document you...
  • Taco Bell cashier accused of stealing customers' credit card numbers

    03/20/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVM-TV ^ | March 19, 2015 | Christopher King
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)ROSWELL, GA (CBS46) - A Taco Bell cashier was caught robbing customers right in front of their eyes, according to police. Authorities said when customers would pull up to the drive-through window and hand over their credit card, Rosetta Brinson would pretend the card reader didn't work, telling customers she had to manually enter their number. Her crimes were caught on surveillance video. Brinson snapped screen shots of customers' information and would later ring up charges on their accounts. Heather Tinsley, a customer, couldn't believe it. "It's disturbing actually,” Tinsley said. “That's something you really shouldn't do." Jose Vega, a...
  • Bill Clinton Murders [with a side of Hillary]

    03/20/2015 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 121229 | Christie Peterson
    A survey of Bill Clinton's murders in Arkansas, and some of Bill and Hillary's other crimes.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dems' marketing consultant busted in purse theft

    03/14/2015 2:59:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 3/14/15 | SHAYNA JACOBS
    A top marketing consultant for the Democratic party who worked for both the Bill and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns and for Barack Obama was busted in a bizarre purse snatching at a Flatiron District restaurant, the Daily News has learned. Michael Coscia, 52, was dining with celebrity jewelry designer Shahla Karimi, 33, at Almond on E. 22nd St. Wednesday night when they were accused of stealing a $3,100 Celine shoulder bag from another patron, according to court records. Both were arraigned on fourth-degree grand larceny charges and criminal possession of stolen property in Manhattan Criminal Court late Thursday night and...
  • The Ferguson Kleptocracy

    Ferguson has allowed its focus on revenue generation to fundamentally compromise the role of Ferguson’s municipal court. The municipal court does not act as a neutral arbiter of the law or a check on unlawful police conduct. … Our investigation has found overwhelming evidence of minor municipal code violations resulting in multiple arrests, jail time, and payments that exceed the cost of the original ticket many times over. One woman, discussed above, received two parking tickets for a single violation in 2007 that then totaled $151 plus fees. Over seven years later, she still owed Ferguson $541—after already paying $550...
  • The DFL Party and the culture of corruption

    03/07/2015 1:37:45 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Start Tribune ^ | 3-6-15 | David Hann
    If you picked up a Star Tribune last weekend, you might have read two seemingly unrelated stories. On Saturday, news of a $1.9 billion surplus, with the state budget growing to $42.5 billion for the next two years (“Surging surplus raises the stakes, Feb. 28). On Sunday, a solid piece of investigative journalism about political cronyism on the Iron Range (“Range agency deep into DFL politics, pockets,” March 1). What if these two stories were related? Researchers at Indiana University published a study last year that explored the impact of public officials’ corruption on the size and allocation of state...
  • FBI, IRS investigating shuttered Minneapolis nonprofit

    03/07/2015 7:46:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-6-15 | ap
    The FBI and the IRS are investigating a social services group that was shut down last fall after a state audit found its CEO spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on trips and other perks. Minnesota Public Radio News reported Friday that the federal investigation into Community Action of Minneapolis was revealed in documents filed in Ramsey County District Court. The documents were filed by court-appointed receiver Michael Knight, who is going through Community Action's books. "There are ongoing investigations by the FBI, the IRS and the DOC (Minnesota Department of Commerce) that are draining time and...
  • Witnesses detail boy’s fall in alleged Wal-Mart getaway

    03/03/2015 1:29:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Prisca Pointdujour
    A 5-year-old boy was “screaming his lungs out” Sunday as he came “flying out of the door” of an SUV during a botched theft of a flat-screen TV from a Falmouth Wal-Mart by his mom and her boyfriend, according to police reports released yesterday. Eyewitnesses said they ran to help as the crying boy fell “out of the car onto the ground” and then got up and started to chase the SUV.
  • Who's safe from risk of identity theft? No one

    03/01/2015 7:48:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-1-15 | Ruben Rosario
    I got hacked twice this month. The first time I was going for a layup at the local gym. The second time was learning I'm among the more than 313,000 Minnesotans and nearly 80 million Americans whose personal information might have been accessed during the recent Anthem health insurer data breach. The compromised information includes names, member health identification numbers, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and employment and income information. Now, I'm an old-school, practical kind of guy. I try as much as I can to pay bills and items face to face with cash. I shred...
  • White House looking to creep into 401(k)s

    03/01/2015 7:22:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/28/15 | Jonathon M. Trugman February 28, 2015 | 11:21pm
    Under the false pretense of calling for new and tougher so-called fiduciary standards for financial brokers, advisers and retirement plan representatives, the White House once again horned in on Wall Street’s compensation formulas. However, what the president surely knows is that a vast majority of retirement plans — IRAs and 401(k)s — are in simple fee-based products like mutual funds. The commission-based accounts are for those who prefer to direct their brokers in certain purchases inside some of their retirement products. The key to the White House’s interference is in its nuanced language. Currently, a broker may make a recommendation...
  • Officials searching for missing house in Klamath Falls [OR]

    02/26/2015 1:25:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    kobi5.com ^ | 02-26-2015 | Staff
    Klamath Falls, Ore. --- A house is missing and deputies with the Klamath County sheriff's office are looking for it! Sheriff Frank Skrah made the announcement during a press conference around noon on Tuesday, February 24th, "We had a complete home stolen. This isn't a motor home, this isn't a mobile home and this is a 'home.'" When asked if the home was already on wheels Skrah responded, "No, it was not, it was on the foundation you see it on now." The 1,200 square foot home from the Sprague River area was reported missing on Tuesday. The home was...
  • Chickens Come Home to Roost… Jeremiah Wright’s Daughter Is Sent to Prison

    02/24/2015 9:30:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 70 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-23-15 | Jim Hoft
    In September 2013, Jeri Wright, daughter of Reverend “God Damn America” Wright, and 12 other Democrats were charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy. More than one of the defendants had direct ties to President Barack Obama. In March 2014 Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s daughter Jeri was found guilty on eleven counts that included money laundering and lying to federal agents. This week US District Judge Sue E. Myerscough sent Jeri Wright to prison. The Chicago Sun-Times reported: Jeri L. Wright, the daughter of...
  • Teenage Girls Storm Into California Grocery and Start Wrecking Things (trunc)

    02/17/2015 1:02:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 83 replies
    BLAZE ^ | 02/17/15 | Zach Noble
    You can either get on the straight-and-narrow and clean up your act — or you can decide to take revenge on the store you robbed. Four teenage girls and one teenage boy took part in a rampage Wednesday through the Marysville, California, Save Mart, KTXL-TV reported.
  • 75y/o man tackles suspected shoplifter, threatens to break his arm

    02/11/2015 1:38:29 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 14 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | 2-11-15 | The Associated Press
    "Charlie Burton, of Fombell, says he was a vendor at the Washington Crown Center mall for a gun show when he saw an officer struggling with the suspect, 29-year-old Jonathan Fekete Jr."
  • The climate Comintern speaks - "intentionally transform the economic development model"

    02/10/2015 4:42:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Benjamin Zycher, John G. Searle scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
    "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution." Those were the words spoken on Feb. 4 by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the auspices...
  • Somalis push Minnesota officials to help after bank halts money transfers

    02/07/2015 6:08:27 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/7/15 | ALLISON SHERRY
    Somalis living in the Twin Cities are begging Minnesota’s elected officials to help find a way to safely wire money back to families living in the Horn of Africa after a California bank abruptly ceased wiring cash to the troubled country over the weekend. The decision by Merchants Bank to stop that part of its operations last Friday caught Somalis, who use money service businesses to wire money abroad, off-guard in communities across the United States. Of the more than 30,000 Somali immigrants living in the Twin Cities, 80 percent of them use money service businesses to send money abroad,...
  • Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent

    09/04/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,375+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done. Outlined in the 2008 book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the...
  • Pennsylvania woman steals cop car with hands cuffed behind back: police

    01/28/2015 4:59:39 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-28-2015 | Michael Walsh
    Pennsylvania police have released shocking dashcam footage of a high-speed chase involving a woman who stole a cop car — all while with her hands were cuffed behind her back. Roxanne Rimer, 27, somehow managed to make her way from the back seat to the driver’s seat of the Center Township police cruiser before stepping on the gas — kicking off a nearly 10-minute ride. The Chippewa Township woman had been arrested that night, Jan. 14, for allegedly stealing earrings from a Kohl's department store. Police footage shows that Rimer and her mother, Malinda Greene, had been handcuffed and escorted...
  • Alissa Starzak Can Explain Much More Than Alissa Starzak

    12/25/2014 10:20:27 PM PST · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Sundance
    When asked to explain my belief that Obama’s presidency was a construction created from approximately 10 years of pre-thought exquisitely planned detail, many people are puzzled by my reasoning. If you peel back the layers to the Milli Vanilli roadshow – what you will notice is the strategy of putting specific ideologies into the legal affairs offices of all the “non-political” constructs. The Pentagon office of legal counsel, for example, can handcuff the activity of the Pentagon with legal opinion in opposition to the traditional goals of the organization (See Jeh Johnson). Likewise the CIA office of legal counsel, can...
  • Obama’s nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

    12/24/2014 7:01:50 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jake Gibson, James Rosen
    The Obama administration's nominee for a senior legal position at the Pentagon is one of the congressional staffers accused by Republicans and intelligence officials of stealing classified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Fox News has learned -- and the controversy could imperil her shot at a major career promotion. Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two SSCI employees accused by the panel's Republicans, and by...
  • On This Day in 1933

    06/16/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | June 13th, 2013 | Christopher Westley
    You were considered a hoarder and a slacker if you still resisted turning over your gold to the government. ... most of those who voted for FDR never expected him to confiscate private holdings of gold coins, bullion, and certificates. Roosevelt called the measure a temporary one (it wasn’t), and he followed it up by invalidating gold clauses in private contracts that obligated payment in gold dollars, which had the effect of devaluing the assets of bond and contract holders. ... By January 1934, Roosevelt increased the dollar price of gold from $20.67 to $35, thus devaluing the dollar by...
  • Coming this tax season from the IRS: More identity-theft risk, longer hold times and refund checks..

    01/14/2015 2:31:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15 | Chris Spargo
    Coming this tax season from the IRS: More identity-theft risk, longer hold times and refund checks that take a WEEK longer to arrive The IRS, long Americans' least-favorite government agency, is likely to be a lot less popular this tax season - refunds will be slower, the risk of identity theft will be higher and there will be longer hold times to reach customer service. By some estimates, fewer than half of the taxpayers who call the IRS will be able to speak to a representative. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen revealed to the changes to employees in a memo -...
  • Parents turn kids in to police after seeing burglary video on the news

    01/07/2015 8:17:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    abc11 ^ | , January 01, 2015 | Nicole Carr
    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- The parents of two teens involved in a Fayetteville store burglary have turned their sons in to police after seeing the surveillance footage on ABC11. Police said Thursday that the parents of 14- and 16-year-old brothers returned home from Watch Night Service, had recorded the evening news, and recognized their sons in the surveillance. "I'm just glad the parents decided to do the right thing," said Jesse Hill, the co-owner of Tech Boyz, who provided the surveillance video to ABC11. The video, which aired on New Year's Eve, showed five teens breaking into the store at 2126...
  • KC auto shop worker survives three-mile I-70 ride atop SUV

    01/07/2015 6:13:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 6, 2015 | Tony Rizzo
    A Kansas City auto repair shop employee made a snap decision Monday when a woman drove off without paying for repairs. He jumped on the roof of her Cadillac Escalade and held on during a high-speed, three-mile ride that ended outside Kansas City police headquarters. Another auto shop employee followed in another vehicle and told police that he tried to stop the Cadillac by firing shots at its tires. One of the bullets hit the driver’s side door. Police said it was a miracle that no one was injured in the incident that began shortly before 3 p.m. Monday at...
  • Cyclist’s Bike Stolen At Police Station While Reporting iPhone Theft

    01/06/2015 5:14:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago man might think twice the next time he goes into a police station to report something as stolen. On Friday night, 31-year-old Adam Wisneski rode his bike to the Shakespeare District police station on the Northwest Side to report a stolen iPhone. He says he didn’t have his bike lock with him, and asked police if he could leave his bicycle inside the station. They said OK, and he did. He then filled out a police report about the phone.
  • More Than $5,000 Worth of MS Medicine Stolen From Tinley Park Man's Porch

    12/31/2014 5:35:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    patch.com ^ | Dec 30, 2014 | Joseph Hosey
    More Than $5,000 Worth of MS Medicine Stolen From Tinley Park Man's Porch The 28 stolen pills were worth $5,166.51, police said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) December 30, 2014 at 6:14pm The man was expecting to receive a package of Gilenya on Dec. 19. He left his home about 7 a.m. that day. When he returned about 12 hours later, the package was not there, police said.
  • $3,500 in razors stolen at Walmart

    12/23/2014 1:58:33 AM PST · by sneakers · 72 replies
    Indiana Gazette ^ | 12-23-2014
    State police report a shopper at Walmart loaded a cart with $3,500 worth of disposable razors Sunday evening, pushed it through a fire exit door and fled in a car with a burned-out headlight.
  • After Viral Video, Police Officer Delivers 2 Trucks of Groceries to Grandma He Caught Stealing Eggs

    12/14/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 13, 2014|11:53 am | Leonardo Blair
    A Tarrant, Alabama Police officer who became an Internet sensation after he decided not to arrest a grandmother he caught shoplifting eggs but to buy her some eggs instead, went a step further this week when he delivered two truckloads of food to her home to help her children. "The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12-years-old and staying with my grandmother," 47-year-old mother and grandmother Helen Johnson told al.com Wednesday after the food was delivered to her home. "I've been crying all day." Last Saturday, Officer William Stacy of the Tarrant Police Department was called...
  • 7,500 pairs of LeBron Nikes stolen

    12/11/2014 10:38:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 12, 2014 | Darren Rovell
    A Memphis man has been charged with theft of property after driving away with a truck full of 7,500 pairs of the newest LeBron 12 Nike shoes with a retail value of approximately $1.5 million. In early November, police say Charles Jennings, an employee of cargo transportation company Intermodal Cartage Group, used his ID card to get into a secure lot and drive away with the valuable shoes.
  • Accountant accused of stealing millions from N.J. megachurch

    12/05/2014 5:56:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    nj.com ^ | December 04, 2014 | Katie Lannan
    The former accountant for the Agape Family Worship Center has been indicted for embezzling more than $4 million from the church over a period of seven years, church officials said today. The thefts were hidden in 900 separate transactions in which Gridiron would write checks to himself or arrange wire transfers, said Matthew Davis, a Texas-based attorney representing the church. "As a church, we are trusting people," he said. "We hired a professional, certified public accountant who served us for many years and there was no reason for us to question his integrity in the past.
  • Mexico Thieves Stealing Billions in Oil, Gasoline from Country’s Pipelines

    12/02/2014 11:07:54 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 18 replies
    The State ^ | December 2, 2014 18:27 GMT | Tim Johnson
    HUIMANGUILLO, Mexico — The big-time gasoline thieves had already come and gone during the wee hours, filling their tanker trucks with stolen fuel and then fleeing. Then dawn broke, and word spread that a crime gang had again tapped into a gasoline pipeline, and it was spewing fuel into a ditch. At first, only a few farmers showed up, carrying plastic jerry cans. Then dozens. Then even more. All were eager to collect what spilled fuel they could. (...) Mexico is plagued by rampant energy theft. In the first eight months of this year, 7.5 million barrels went missing, a...
  • Group tried to steal more than 900 gallons of fuel from West Boca station, deputies say

    11/24/2014 9:46:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 24, 2014 | Adam Sacasa,
    A West Boca gas station owner set up cameras to catch six people trying to steal more than 900 gallons of fuel on Friday, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's arrest report. The owner of the Chevron station in the 11000 block of West Palmetto Park Road told deputies that gas had been stolen for the past few nights, leading him to set up the surveillance.
  • $weet dreams: Obama billed taxpayers $295,227 to fly home to 'sleep in his own bed'

    11/22/2014 8:34:25 AM PST · by W. · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Paul Bedard
    In what a taxpayer watchdog group called an unusual abuse, President Obama’s decision over Labor Day to fly home from New York to sleep in his own bed instead of overnighting and then attending the New York wedding of his chef cost Americans $295,227. It was just one expensive leg of a Labor Day work and fun trip with an overall price tag of $1,539,402.10 in flight expenses alone — not including security costs, food, housing or those associated with his staff.
  • Lenstag: A Free Online Gear Registry that Aims to End Camera and Lens Theft

    11/17/2014 6:14:41 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | NOV 14, 2014 | Michael Zhang
    Camera equipment has long been attractive to the eyes of thieves. After all, it’s generally portable, pricey, and a piece of cake to sell through channels such as Craigslist. In Northern California, robbers have begun targeting photojournalists at gunpoint in order to snatch their gear. Developer Trevor Sehrer, a Google engineer by day, has been working on a website that aims to help combat the theft of photography gear. It’s called Lenstag, and is an online equipment registry that makes it easier to report and track stolen cameras and lenses.
  • Congressional Office of Michele Bachmann Robbed

    11/12/2014 10:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ky Sisson
    The congressional office of Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently had several items and cash stolen from her Washington D.C. office, according to a police report obtained by Townhall.Camera equipment with a retail value of $1,079 and $220 in cash vanished between Oct. 3 and 6 of 2014. Bachmann’s press secretary, Dan Kotman, declined questioning as to whether or not this incident is believed to be from a staffer or if these items were purchased with taxpayer money.Capitol Police have declined any comment about the case, citing an ongoing investigation. When asked if there are security cameras in Bachmann’s office, Lt. Kimberly...
  • Minnesota hunter steals deer shot by someone else, is quickly caught

    11/10/2014 6:26:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | November 10, 2014 | PAUL WALSH
    Frustrated by his own failures as a deer hunter this newly begun season, a 34-year-old central Minnesota man was caught after stealing a buck dangling from a tree at the home of a more successful marksman, authorities said Monday. The theft occurred midday Sunday from a home in Millwood Township and was reported to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office by a group of hunters that had several deer carcasses hanging in a tree, said Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold.
  • Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize

    11/10/2014 10:24:22 AM PST · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 Nov 2014 | SHAILA DEWAN
    The seminars offered police officers some useful tips on seizing property from suspected criminals. Don’t bother with jewelry (too hard to dispose of) and computers (“everybody’s got one already”), the experts counseled. Do go after flat screen TVs, cash and cars. Especially nice cars. In one seminar, captured on video in September, Harry S. Connelly Jr., the city attorney of Las Cruces, N.M., called them “little goodies.” And then Mr. Connelly described how officers in his jurisdiction could not wait to seize one man’s “exotic vehicle” outside a local bar. “A guy drives up in a 2008 Mercedes, brand new,”...
  • Colleges want more Public/State Funding

    10/31/2014 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 30, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Running out of funds and ideas, colleges want more public funding to help keep them afloat. During a recent panel discussion at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, speakers praised President Barack Obama’s higher education push for performance-based pay and incentives for colleges and universities. Ted Mitchell, , U.S. Department of Education undersecretary, complained about today’s higher education funding environment, telling the audience, “There has been systematic disinvestment by states throughout the Great Recession in higher education,” adding that it “really does disadvantage students” from low-income neighborhoods and backgrounds. He felt the state governments, by not funding state...
  • "They Just Want The Money!" The IRS Can Now Seize Accounts On Suspicion Alone

    10/26/2014 8:58:59 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-26-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/26/2014 “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does. * * * The topic of civil asset forfeiture has been high on our agenda recently as federal 'agents' discover how to steal Americans' hard-earned cash with zero repurcussions , and decide unilaterally how much cash a 'common man' is allowed to carry; but as The NY Times reports, the escalation to The IRS brings a whole new world of possibilities with regard asset confiscation based on no...
  • Truck containing 36,000 pounds of Crisco stolen

    10/13/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    A.P ^ | October 13 2014 | No Attribution
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida city. St. Petersburg Police say that a tractor-trailer containing the 36,000 pounds of vegetable shortening was snatched Sunday morning.
  • IL: Police Officer Robbed of his Gun and Badge

    10/10/2014 5:15:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the United States, armed citizens are seldom robbed.   When they are, it is usually because the robber does not know that they are armed, and simply makes a mistake in victim selection.   That may be what happened with a Illinois police officer.  It happened on 7 September, 2014.   From wgntv.com: An off-duty Harvey Police Officer is in critical condition after being attacked and robbed. It happened around 3:00am this morning near 59th and Lake Shore Drive, at the nearby harbor. The officer was reportedly hit in the head with a gun, before his gun and badge were...
  • BLM Employees Charged Taxpayers $799K for 'Gift Cards'

    10/03/2014 1:37:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 3, 2014 | Joseph Perticone
    (CNSNews.com ) -- Wildfire management employees at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) used government charge cards to by $799,000 worth of gift cards from vendors such as REI, American Express, FredMeyer and Visa, according to a report released Sept. 30 by the Interior Department’s Office of the Inspector General. When investigators requested supporting documentation such as purchase orders, receipts, and authorizing signatures, BLM staff claimed that they were “missing,” according to the report. The inspector general describes widespread misuse of government-issued charge cards at the agency, making the “purchase card program susceptible to fraud, waste, and abuse.” In...