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(AP)   Teen arrested after ordering $37,000 worth of candy online and charging the bill to his former high school; cops say he will likely undergo a cavity search   (hosted.ap.org) divider line
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2009-02-10 12:09:30 PM  
hurrrrrrrrr
 
2009-02-10 01:06:28 PM  
A picture of the perpetrator:

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2009-02-10 01:06:29 PM  
this headline is just ripping of one of the headline of the year nominees from last year. Boo!
 
2009-02-10 01:06:37 PM  
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2009-02-10 01:07:43 PM  
The candy company became suspicious, contacted the school and was told by detectives to send an empty box.

Police say he had the order shipped to his home and was arrested after the fake delivery.


For some reason, I'm imagining a cop popping out of the box and yelling 'surprise!'
 
2009-02-10 01:09:32 PM  
Fat kid?
 
2009-02-10 01:10:14 PM  
In other news, $37K of candy can be shipped in a single box.
 
2009-02-10 01:10:20 PM  
Uh... there is a good possibility he could have gotten away with this had he thought to order significantly LESS candy.
 
2009-02-10 01:10:24 PM  
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2009-02-10 01:10:58 PM  
I think he was going to a rave party.
 
2009-02-10 01:11:04 PM  
OK, I know it wasn't really. But he must have thought so to have accepted the shipment.
 
2009-02-10 01:11:13 PM  
Fark: we make the news FUN!
 
2009-02-10 01:12:32 PM  
1. Make expensive purchase with former high school's credentials
2. Have delivered to someone you hate
3. ???

4. PROFIT!
 
2009-02-10 01:12:48 PM  

Hampdenite: I think he was going to a rave party.


they still have those?
 
2009-02-10 01:14:17 PM  

Kareeshus: In other news, $37K of candy can be shipped in a single box.



Nose candy? Booger sugar?
 
2009-02-10 01:18:33 PM  
He had the stuff sent to his home address?
Either he is a complete idiot or someone set him up.
 
2009-02-10 01:18:48 PM  
I hope the Easter Bunny murders you in your sleep for that one, subby.
 
2009-02-10 01:18:51 PM  
no cavity search! sweet!
 
2009-02-10 01:20:03 PM  
$37,000 of candy? I'm waiting for it to come out that this kid's got some kind of mental handicap...

wtf would anyone want with $37,000 worth of lollipops?
 
2009-02-10 01:20:38 PM  
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2009-02-10 01:27:14 PM  

binaryblue82: $37,000 of candy? I'm waiting for it to come out that this kid's got some kind of mental handicap...

wtf would anyone want with $37,000 worth of lollipops?


Maybe there were some Mars Bars thrown in there, too.
 
2009-02-10 01:30:00 PM  
What do you know, he's from Ohio.
 
2009-02-10 01:42:22 PM  
MC Pee Pants getting set up a 612 Wharf Ave.
 
2009-02-10 01:43:46 PM  
How stupid would you have to be to have it sent to your own house. Seriously that's the first and easiest way to solve the case, see where it was delivered.
 
2009-02-10 01:46:36 PM  
step 1. Steal candy.
step 2. Sell it.
step 3. Profit.

step 1a. Don't be stupid.
 
2009-02-10 01:48:19 PM  
I bet he was a band geek and the school wanted him to sell the candy to pay for his uniform, but the deal went sour and they needed a patsy to pin it on.
 
2009-02-10 01:48:48 PM  

Hoblit: Uh... there is a good possibility he could have gotten away with this had he thought to order significantly LESS candy.


True story. Back in college, a frat brother I was friends with, called the cable company and got them to add Playboy channel to their account. Keep in mind that all on-campus cable accounts were under university's name and he did not know the account number. What's better, the $35/month channel continued to be on their account for the next 3 years until the frat lost the housing. College didn't notice. Cable company didn't notice. So the kid shoulda thought of a smaller purchase...
 
2009-02-10 01:54:53 PM  
The candy company became suspicious, contacted the school and was told by detectives to send an empty box.

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/link like hot chocolate
 
2009-02-10 01:55:27 PM  
Sweet!
 
2009-02-10 01:58:27 PM  
Ah, Mentaltucky, unfortunately my home town. This is the place where some asshat thought making a bomb in a CO2 canister (one of those little fat marker sized things)with less gunpowder than a fire cracker was going to be a major disruption to the school. We laughed as a teacher took it outside to wait for the bomb squad.

Clearly we gaduate the britest we can find.

/misspellings are intentional
//god FSM i need to get out of this area!!!!!
 
2009-02-10 01:59:51 PM  
what part of "order 2, have one delivered to the police station as a payoff" doesn't this kid understand?

//seriously don't bribe cops.
 
2009-02-10 01:59:56 PM  
Instead of candy, it should have been computers and other electronics that schools are known for buying an abundance! At least that would have been worth the jail time.
 
2009-02-10 02:01:27 PM  

Kareeshus: In other news, $37K of candy can be shipped in a single box.


This is merely 37 percent of a 100 Grand bar.
 
2009-02-10 02:07:04 PM  

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Nice. First thing I thought of, too.
 
2009-02-10 02:15:48 PM  
I have always wondered how online credit card fraud works. It isn't hard to get peoples credit card numbers if you work in the right place. The thing that I never figured out was how do you recive the online order other that to have it shipped to your own address?

Maybe you could just have it shiped to another house in town who's owners are not home durring the day. By tracking the package you would know exactally when to pick it up. If it is a low crime neighborhood the FedEx or UPS driver would be more likely to leave a package rather than to take it back for delivery another day.
 
2009-02-10 02:18:29 PM  
I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2009-02-10 02:20:47 PM  

Cavity Search: I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.



Man, there's a Fark handle for every situation.
 
2009-02-10 02:32:53 PM  

Torok: I have always wondered how online credit card fraud works. It isn't hard to get peoples credit card numbers if you work in the right place. The thing that I never figured out was how do you recive the online order other that to have it shipped to your own address?

Maybe you could just have it shiped to another house in town who's owners are not home durring the day. By tracking the package you would know exactally when to pick it up. If it is a low crime neighborhood the FedEx or UPS driver would be more likely to leave a package rather than to take it back for delivery another day.


You don't have to work anywhere to get cc #'s. The 1st 6 digits on any card, id's the bank it belongs to. You just need the correct algorithm to generate the remaining 10 digits, a computer, a dump/vacant house for deliveries & you're in the stealing candy business. ta-da!
 
2009-02-10 02:37:28 PM  
Wanted as an accomplice?

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2009-02-10 02:40:18 PM  
no candy no crime
 
2009-02-10 02:45:38 PM  
Suspect is reported to be a 25-30 lb ball of meat. Will appear adept at washing cars, to be assumed juvenile.
 
2009-02-10 04:44:48 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Cavity Search: I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.


Man, there's a Fark handle for every situation.


damn straight.
 
2009-02-10 05:07:43 PM  
Came for the ATHF references...


/Ya good morning there meatman
// ITS three in the freakin' mornin'
/// MC PeePants is the man... er spider... er demon cow?
 
2009-02-10 08:03:00 PM  
i want candy bubblegum and taffy get in my way punk you're gonna get your a$$ beat...
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