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(KSL Salt Lake City)   NYC meter man sentenced to prison for stealing $840,000 in quarters, or roughly 3.36 MILIION quarters weighing twenty TONS. You know for stealin' that almost seems too much like real work   (ksl.com) divider line 34
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2013-08-19 11:06:48 AM
Addicted to the quarter slots?
 
2013-08-19 11:07:48 AM
Your mom's a quarter slot.
 
2013-08-19 11:09:14 AM
Bagarozzo, who blamed ... an illness he believed would kill him before he built a nest egg for his family.

Next time, set up a meth lab.
 
2013-08-19 11:09:26 AM
Miliion? Does that rhyme with that one rapper?
 
2013-08-19 11:09:38 AM
That's 840k quarters, not $840k.  It's only $210k.
 
2013-08-19 11:10:45 AM

Nutsac_Jim: Your mom's a quarter slot.


Yeah but you still can't afford her so you better stick with the penny slots, like subby's mom.
 
2013-08-19 11:11:30 AM

flak attack: That's 840k quarters, not $840k.  It's only $210k.


Oh, so that's only about 5 tons. Easy lifting then - for me anyway, since I've got to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-08-19 11:12:07 AM

BigNumber12: Miliion? Does that rhyme with that one rapper?


Pray for One Miliion.
 
GBB
2013-08-19 11:12:12 AM

flak attack: That's 840k quarters, not $840k.  It's only $210k.


This is beginning to sound familiar.

Did they discover his plot after installing electronic meters?
 
2013-08-19 11:13:05 AM
 
2013-08-19 11:13:11 AM
Our city has gone to one or two meter machines per block that take credit cards and give you a receipt to put on the dash. The receipt can be taken with you and used anywhere in the city if you change parking spots, too. That's an awesome improvement when you have to go to several stores, and I used to say 'screw it, I'm driving 15 miles out of town to the mall', since I would need a half dozen quarters for each stop.

That was the last thing I ever needed quarters for.
 
2013-08-19 11:13:50 AM
That's all well and fine, but are his teenage daughters hawt?
 
2013-08-19 11:17:12 AM
So Buffalo is NYC now?
 
2013-08-19 11:20:01 AM

vento: So Buffalo is NYC now?


Buffalo is a city in New York. A New York city, if you will.
 
2013-08-19 11:20:57 AM
Did he keep them in the trunk of a 1975 Chrysler New Yorker?
 
2013-08-19 11:20:59 AM
"I didn't know where the quarters were coming from, and I didn't want to know as long as they kept coming. We were different than everyone, and because we were different, the rules didn't apply to us. I know there are women who would have gotten out of there the minute they saw their husband in that dopey little uniform...

But I got to admit,

there was something about Stan ticketing people that turned me on."

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-19 11:28:01 AM
FTFA:  On Friday, a judge imposed a 2 1/2-year sentence on Bagarozzo, who blamed a gambling addiction and an illness he believed would kill him before he built a nest egg for his family.

Maybe he should try to cook some me...

Wellon Dowd: Next time, set up a meth lab.


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-08-19 11:30:25 AM
Well at least subby got the gender right in this otherwise completely farked headline.
 
2013-08-19 11:31:05 AM
Subby:    $840,000 in quarters, or roughly 3.36 MILIION quarters

Second paragraph:  Over more than eight years, he brought home $210,000 worth of quarters

//Bonus for spelling M-I-L-I-I-O-N
 
2013-08-19 11:35:45 AM
So, the key to getting a headlight greenlit is to make as many mistakes in it as possible, apparently.
 
2013-08-19 11:37:02 AM
Bernie Madoff seen giggling ...
 
2013-08-19 11:38:30 AM

Geotpf: So, the key to getting a headlight greenlit is to make as many mistakes in it as possible, apparently.


Also a good way to get your comment quoted....
 
b3x
2013-08-19 11:38:34 AM
www.thelmagazine.com
 
2013-08-19 11:39:12 AM
Conscience makes cowards of us all.

Laziness makes ... honest men ... of us all.

Imagine a man who can look at a highway, or a bridge, or the lead roof of a Fourteenth Century cathedral and says:  "Hey, I could make some decent money stealing that." Nine times out of ten he goes no further. But the boot-strappy are not deterred by obstacles or difficulty or hard work. They get tough when the money gets easy.

This is one reason why I say crime is the very model of free market economics (a French prof I knew said that pornography is the model of literature and art because literature and art aim at producing an effect and boy, does pornography aim at producing an effect, does it ever!).

For one thing, very few markets which involve a lot of money and a few big agents are actually free. They are mostly either heavily government-regulated, or else kleptocratic monopolies or oligarchies. There's scarcely a true free market in the world. But crime, crime is freedom. Crime is one of the few sectors of the economy that is very lightly regulated by the government because it is hard to make criminals pay their taxes or do their paperwork.

Of course, until the crash, most of the smart thieves went into finance or banking where the real money was.
 
2013-08-19 11:47:48 AM
Who dropped the dime on him, I wonder?
 
2013-08-19 11:52:53 AM

Brick-House: Addicted to the quarter slots?


Probably.  Even if he was only going to use it for an "instant money laundering" he wound up that way.  Access to quarter slots makes this a much more sane crime (assuming he was able to save what the casinos handed him and dump the quarters).
 
2013-08-19 11:56:46 AM
10,500 pounds... only
 
2013-08-19 11:58:55 AM
 
2013-08-19 11:59:25 AM
Johnny Boyle is not impressed.
 
2013-08-19 12:00:36 PM

Hagbardr: Did he keep them in the trunk of a 1975 Chrysler New Yorker?


I'm pretty sure he stole them just so he could go back to jail for the week to play in the hockey game.
 
2013-08-19 12:11:18 PM
NYC meter man sentenced to prison for stealing $840,000 in quarters, or roughly 3.36 MILIION quarters

Since when is $840,000 in quarters not EXACTLY 3.36 million quarters?
 
2013-08-19 12:36:49 PM

prekrasno: flak attack: That's 840k quarters, not $840k.  It's only $210k.

Oh, so that's only about 5 tons. Easy lifting then - for me anyway, since I've got to be at the gym in 26 minutes.


Given that my first thought was 'over how many years'?  Turns out 'just under a decade'.  Easy enough, especially given that lifting the quarters was his job anyways.

Oh, and the $210k is probably only what they feel they can prove, given that their revenue jumped $500k when they went electronic.  Now, some of that was probably rate increases and the fact that they should probably charge their *entire* coin collecting department with theft(not just the 2 in the article), but I find the idea that he only stole ~$210k iffy.

/My gym has weightlifting contests - stuff like 'lift an F-16'.  Trick is, they include each rep in a number of stations valid.  200*10=2k lifted that day.
 
2013-08-19 04:01:53 PM
Something is wrong with the math
Over more than eight years, he brought home $210,000 does NOT =  Since the arrests, the city's annual parking meter revenue has increased by more than $500,000
 
2013-08-19 04:08:53 PM

davidab: Something is wrong with the math
Over more than eight years, he brought home $210,000 does NOT =  Since the arrests, the city's annual parking meter revenue has increased by more than $500,000


"arrests" is the key word here.  He's the one with the biggest charges against him, there's another up on charges for stealing $15k over a shorter period of time.  Odds are the rest of the employees have been spooked by this and stopped stealing as well.
 
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