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(Orange News)   Step one: Get busted robbing a bank. Step two: Wait 19 years. Step three: Profit. Wait, what?   (web.orange.co.uk) divider line 37
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2012-10-25 09:26:56 PM
Apparently, crime does pay.
 
2012-10-25 09:27:21 PM
That can"t be a legit article.
 
2012-10-25 09:29:02 PM
www.bbc.co.uk

Don't let the bastards grind you down
 
2012-10-25 09:29:04 PM
He didn't rob, he embezzled.
This is par for the course in the US too, only here you steal from the account holders and get your bonus at the end of the year directly from the company.
 
2012-10-25 09:31:51 PM
That was certainly a well-sourced and plausible article.
Perhaps some Farkers from Down Under can see if they can source this one locally.
 
2012-10-25 09:34:23 PM
A niche in time saves Stein.
 
2012-10-25 09:35:16 PM
Read in article that he only served 3.5 years for the robbery. Also, £51,000 today is worth just over $80,000. That does not seem worth it for spending 3.5 years in jail not to mention losing your job at the bank. Still, 19 years down the road, it is a nice windfall.
 
2012-10-25 09:42:47 PM
inb4 the state confiscates the windfall in reimbursement for his incarceration.
 
2012-10-25 09:45:09 PM
Wow. That would never never never ever happen in the U.S. Everything is for profit and it doesn't matter how it's obtained.
 
2012-10-25 09:45:36 PM

Mock26: Also, £51,000 today is worth just over $80,000. That does not seem worth it for spending 3.5 years in jail


£51,000 after having spent a further £100,000 he'd nabbed. Awesome spending spree, 3.5 in jail, wait two decades, then get £51,000.
 
2012-10-25 09:46:23 PM

Optimal_Illusion: A niche in time saves Stein.


A double shah guido g on you!
 
2012-10-25 09:47:50 PM
FTA:

The bank felt it had no claim on the money because it had been compensated in full by its insurance company.

And the insurers said they didn't want it as they had not lost out either. They stolen gold had increased in value so much that it covered all of the money paid to the bank.


Bull. shiat. Story is too incredible to be credible.
 
2012-10-25 09:47:50 PM

buzzcut73: He didn't rob, he embezzled.
This is par for the course in the US too, only here you steal from the account holders and get your bonus at the end of the year directly from the company.


Well, you know what they say...kill one, you're a murderer, kill many you're a conqueror, kill them all and you're a god.
 
2012-10-25 09:49:58 PM
I had no idea things worked that way down in Aus. Looks like it's time for a plane ticket.
 
2012-10-25 09:53:55 PM

blacksho89: Perhaps some Farkers from Down Under can see if they can source this one locally.


VTGremlin: I had no idea things worked that way down in Aus.


Austrian, not Australian. That's why this happened in Vienna rather than, for example, Melbourne.

As for the article, why didn't the government take it? If neither the bank nor the insurance company wants it, it qualifies as unclaimed money and regresses to the state. You don't give it to the thief.
 
2012-10-25 09:55:45 PM
 
2012-10-25 10:00:07 PM
Um.. fail?
 
2012-10-25 10:06:58 PM
Id find it more believable that the original insurance company went out of business, or that paperwork got changed so much over the years that nobody can prove who owned what back then.

Sort of like the mortgage industry.
 
2012-10-25 10:08:29 PM
PHASE.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-25 10:09:24 PM
involuntaryfury.com
 
2012-10-25 10:15:57 PM
I bet this guy was wearing socks at the time of his crime. When will this country realize the evils wrought upon society by this most evil item of apparel, the sock.
 
2012-10-25 10:27:31 PM
Does it count as taxable income?
 
2012-10-25 10:27:35 PM
Here's a slightly longer and better article from the Austrian Times
 
2012-10-25 10:30:30 PM

guises: blacksho89: Perhaps some Farkers from Down Under can see if they can source this one locally.

VTGremlin: I had no idea things worked that way down in Aus.

Austrian, not Australian. That's why this happened in Vienna rather than, for example, Melbourne.

As for the article, why didn't the government take it? If neither the bank nor the insurance company wants it, it qualifies as unclaimed money and regresses to the state. You don't give it to the thief.


images.encyclopediadramatica.se

Stone the crows

images.encyclopediadramatica.se

images.encyclopediadramatica.se
 
2012-10-25 10:34:39 PM

SpeedingLunatic: Does it count as taxable income?


Income is income. Austrian not Swiss. They don't have stupid capital gains laws like the States.
 
2012-10-25 10:39:15 PM
212.117.161.128 

/old school 'merican style
 
2012-10-25 10:43:17 PM

roughridersfan: PHASE.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 442x334]


Didn't you get the memo? Phase 2 has been found: Purchase Vending Machine In Downtown Tokyo, Japan.
 
2012-10-25 10:50:45 PM

guises: blacksho89: Perhaps some Farkers from Down Under can see if they can source this one locally.

VTGremlin: I had no idea things worked that way down in Aus.

Austrian, not Australian. That's why this happened in Vienna rather than, for example, Melbourne.

As for the article, why didn't the government take it? If neither the bank nor the insurance company wants it, it qualifies as unclaimed money and regresses to the state. You don't give it to the thief.


Did you need like a maps and such as? Everyone knows that Vienna is the cultural capital of EUROPE. Europe is the country. Heard of the "Euro"?
 
2012-10-25 10:55:45 PM

guises: blacksho89: Perhaps some Farkers from Down Under can see if they can source this one locally.

VTGremlin: I had no idea things worked that way down in Aus.

Austrian, not Australian. That's why this happened in Vienna rather than, for example, Melbourne.

As for the article, why didn't the government take it? If neither the bank nor the insurance company wants it, it qualifies as unclaimed money and regresses to the state. You don't give it to the thief.


blacksho89: guises: blacksho89: Perhaps some Farkers from Down Under can see if they can source this one locally.

VTGremlin:

Did you need like a maps and such as? Everyone knows that Vienna is the cultural capital of EUROPE. Europe is the country. Heard of the "Euro"?


Are you two new here?

Someone alluded to it with the pictures, but can someone spell it out for these two? Know your Fark memes...
 
2012-10-25 11:20:18 PM

Mock26: Read in article that he only served 3.5 years for the robbery. Also, £51,000 today is worth just over $80,000. That does not seem worth it for spending 3.5 years in jail not to mention losing your job at the bank. Still, 19 years down the road, it is a nice windfall.


Also, I suspect a significant portion of his "profit" is going to pay off the current bank manager for saying "Oh, the bank doesn't want that money he stole from us, just give it to him".
 
2012-10-25 11:22:14 PM

bahknee: guises: blacksho89: Perhaps some Farkers from Down Under can see if they can source this one locally.

VTGremlin: I had no idea things worked that way down in Aus.

Austrian, not Australian. That's why this happened in Vienna rather than, for example, Melbourne.

As for the article, why didn't the government take it? If neither the bank nor the insurance company wants it, it qualifies as unclaimed money and regresses to the state. You don't give it to the thief.

blacksho89: guises: blacksho89: Perhaps some Farkers from Down Under can see if they can source this one locally.

VTGremlin:

Did you need like a maps and such as? Everyone knows that Vienna is the cultural capital of EUROPE. Europe is the country. Heard of the "Euro"?

Are you two new here?

Someone alluded to it with the pictures, but can someone spell it out for these two? Know your Fark memes...


*waves goodbye*

/off to a "normal" relationship...
//42.
 
2012-10-25 11:45:43 PM
gorillafilmmagazineblog.files.wordpress.com

We don't want any of his Deustchy Markys".
 
2012-10-26 12:20:04 AM
I had to look at the url again because i thought it was an article from The Onion.
If this is true they should be ashamed. That money could have been donated to a local mission or soup kitchen. Because fark that guy.
 
2012-10-26 12:24:06 AM

Green Scorpio: soup kitchen.


It's Austria, they have little need for soup kitchens as they have an actual social safety net that as one of its aims makes sure people have food to eat.
 
2012-10-26 12:45:40 AM
Maybe some of the "Moderate to binge drinking" mentioned in a post slightly farther up the Fark Main page was involved. It sounds like "bamage drain" on someone's part certainly was.
 
2012-10-26 02:29:57 AM
Austrian Gangnam Style?

www.dressage-international.com
 
2012-10-26 03:33:03 AM

MrHappyRotter: I bet this guy was wearing socks at the time of his crime. When will this country realize the evils wrought upon society by this most evil item of apparel, the sock.


I bet he eats bread, too.
 
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