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(SeattlePI)   A woman who had been convicted of felony theft eight years ago is named treasurer of the high school's music booster club. Guess what happens next   (seattlepi.com) divider line 50
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2013-09-21 07:14:58 PM
She fixes the cable?
 
2013-09-21 07:23:07 PM
Something got boosted?
 
2013-09-21 07:23:38 PM
She invested it on Facebook's IPO?
 
2013-09-21 07:24:26 PM
Never understand idiots like this.  How can they think they will get away with it?

Steal a few hundred dollars / a few percent of the account?  Yeah, that might never get noticed.  But taking the majority of the cash is just stupid.
 
2013-09-21 07:25:43 PM
I always wonder what the "end game" is for folks who do this. We had a mother steal around $10k from the athletic booster club at my high school, and I couldn't help but think -- what was her plan? It's one thing if you go "Office Space Style" and take the equivalent of a penny from the tray, but when you take out most of the savings from the club you're treasurer of, people will notice pretty quickly, and the bank will happily provide the cancelled checks with your signature on them.

// In this case BoA reimbursed the club for the missing money, which was pretty cool.
 
2013-09-21 07:27:01 PM
From TFA: "Palmer did not agree to speak with police. "
Which seems to be pulled from the charging documents referenced a paragraph or two up. I'm not really thrilled that police would use the fact that you don't want to speak with them when accused of something as something to bolster their case in a probable cause statement.

I don't doubt that they have probable cause, but really, not talking to the cops doesn't mean anything other than you don't want to talk to the cops, as is your right.
 
2013-09-21 07:27:28 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Never understand idiots like this.  How can they think they will get away with it?

Steal a few hundred dollars / a few percent of the account?  Yeah, that might never get noticed.  But taking the majority of the cash is just stupid.


Wall Street does it all the time.
 
2013-09-21 07:27:51 PM

dukeblue219: // In this case BoA reimbursed the club for the missing money, which was pretty cool.


only time i've heard of BoA doing anything even approaching the right thing.
 
2013-09-21 07:30:51 PM

Curious: dukeblue219: // In this case BoA reimbursed the club for the missing money, which was pretty cool.

only time i've heard of BoA doing anything even approaching the right thing.


Yeah it worked out well, although I want to say they had some culpability and just came up with the funds rather than fight it. Something to do with the second signature on the checks being obvious forgeries I think.
 
2013-09-21 07:33:41 PM
Liberals and Christians are so cute.  Thinking felons can actually be rehabilitated.
 
2013-09-21 07:36:02 PM
Reminds me of the attendance lady at my old high school. Earlier this year she got caught stealing $500 from the sports booster account. Apparently she did it multiple times. Everyone I went to school with didn't like her, they referred to her as the Attendance Nazi. There were stories about students bribing her with candy if they came in late. I'm rambling now
 
2013-09-21 07:36:19 PM

Somacandra: She fixes the cable?


shakes fist.
 
2013-09-21 07:36:42 PM
Did she get caught and sent to a musical prison like the one they had in the hit musical movie Chicago?
 
2013-09-21 07:38:32 PM

Somacandra: She fixes the cable?


Don't be fatuous, Somacandra.
 
2013-09-21 07:39:31 PM

Bslim: She invested it on Facebook's IPO?


She's a thief, not an idiot.
 
2013-09-21 07:42:50 PM
The key to robbing from charity is you need to set it up first as a PAC.
 
2013-09-21 07:44:14 PM

buzzcut73: From TFA: "Palmer did not agree to speak with police. "
Which seems to be pulled from the charging documents referenced a paragraph or two up. I'm not really thrilled that police would use the fact that you don't want to speak with them when accused of something as something to bolster their case in a probable cause statement.

I don't doubt that they have probable cause, but really, not talking to the cops doesn't mean anything other than you don't want to talk to the cops, as is your right.


That right is being whittled away. See Salinas v. Texas. Another very bad Supreme Court decision.
 
2013-09-21 07:49:12 PM
DrPainMD:

That right is being whittled away. See Salinas v. Texas. Another very bad Supreme Court decision.

Yeah, Salinas sucks almost as hard as Kelo v New London. I kind of wonder what would have happened had Salinas not talked to the cops, period, rather than answering some questions and not others.
 
2013-09-21 07:50:18 PM

Somacandra: She fixes the cable?


Done in one.
 
2013-09-21 07:53:34 PM
She was the head Booster?
 
2013-09-21 08:08:54 PM
She forms a relationship with an underage student?
 
2013-09-21 08:10:22 PM

ski9600: She forms a relationship with an underage student?


The teachers would frown upon that. That's their job.
 
2013-09-21 08:12:50 PM
Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."
 
2013-09-21 08:16:11 PM
RE: the previous conviction:

At the time, Palmer claimed she was pushed to theft because of financial hardship.

Even if she was broke back then, the median home price in and around Woodinville is about $800k. The $6,200 she stole this time wouldn't even pay the gardener's salary for most people there. She's clearly a klepto doing it for the thrills.
 
2013-09-21 08:19:32 PM

buzzcut73: From TFA: "Palmer did not agree to speak with police. "
Which seems to be pulled from the charging documents referenced a paragraph or two up. I'm not really thrilled that police would use the fact that you don't want to speak with them when accused of something as something to bolster their case in a probable cause statement.

I don't doubt that they have probable cause, but really, not talking to the cops doesn't mean anything other than you don't want to talk to the cops, as is your right.


At this time in our lives you need to explain your using your right to remain silent

It was a Supreme Court finding this year
 
2013-09-21 08:38:34 PM
This same thing happened here in my town with known embezzler being put in charge of a local swim cllub's funds.

The thing that made me go WTF was that he embezzled like $60,000 before getting caught, which begs the question, HOW MUCH FARKING MONEY DOES A SWIM CLUB NEED TO OPERATE?

Apparently, quite a lot.
 
2013-09-21 08:40:11 PM

spentshells: At this time in our lives you need to explain your using your right to remain silent


www.curtaincalltv.net

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability."
 
2013-09-21 08:47:47 PM
She uses the money gained from previous thefts to buy the kids brand new musical instruments?

What do I win?
 
2013-09-21 08:50:20 PM

SpdrJay: This same thing happened here in my town with known embezzler being put in charge of a local swim cllub's funds.

The thing that made me go WTF was that he embezzled like $60,000 before getting caught, which begs the question, HOW MUCH FARKING MONEY DOES A SWIM CLUB NEED TO OPERATE?

Apparently, quite a lot.


They only swim in bottled water.
 
2013-09-21 08:53:32 PM

dukeblue219: I always wonder what the "end game" is for folks who do this. We had a mother steal around $10k from the athletic booster club at my high school, and I couldn't help but think -- what was her plan? It's one thing if you go "Office Space Style" and take the equivalent of a penny from the tray, but when you take out most of the savings from the club you're treasurer of, people will notice pretty quickly, and the bank will happily provide the cancelled checks with your signature on them.

// In this case BoA reimbursed the club for the missing money, which was pretty cool.


Over the course of 2 years, a woman stole close to $1 million from the company I used to work for.  Then skipped out to the Philippines where she had family.  Got busted coming back into the country (??).

Best part?  She served her sentence in the jail literally (and I do mean literally) across the street from our HQ building.
 
2013-09-21 08:54:24 PM
She gets knocked up by the captain of the football team?
 
2013-09-21 09:07:20 PM
The big booster boosted the booster club's booty?

*Always wanted to use 'booty' in a sentence*
 
2013-09-21 09:10:19 PM

buzzcut73: From TFA: "Palmer did not agree to speak with police. "
Which seems to be pulled from the charging documents referenced a paragraph or two up. I'm not really thrilled that police would use the fact that you don't want to speak with them when accused of something as something to bolster their case in a probable cause statement.

I don't doubt that they have probable cause, but really, not talking to the cops doesn't mean anything other than you don't want to talk to the cops, as is your right.


Yes, except that what a susoect says or doesn't speaks to level of suspicion. I won't say it affects guilt beyond a reasonable doubt- it does not or at least should not.

But building reasonable suspicion and probable cause? Absolutely.
 
2013-09-21 09:12:26 PM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: The big booster boosted the booster club's booty?

*Always wanted to use 'booty' in a sentence*


Vacation in Djibouti. Then you can take pictures and ask people if they want to see them.
 
2013-09-21 09:27:50 PM
Danger Avoid Death:
Vacation in Djibouti. Then you can take pictures and ask people if they want to see them.

Soooo.....The big booster boosted the booster club's booty to vacation in Djibouti?

Thank you sir.........zee plot thickens.
 
2013-09-21 09:31:24 PM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Danger Avoid Death:
Vacation in Djibouti. Then you can take pictures and ask people if they want to see them.

Soooo.....The big booster boosted the booster club's booty to vacation in Djibouti?

Thank you sir.........zee plot thickens.


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2013-09-21 09:52:37 PM
FrancoFile:
Over the course of 2 years, a woman stole close to $1 million from the company I used to work for.  Then skipped out to the Philippines where she had family.  Got busted coming back into the country (??).

Best part?  She served her sentence in the jail literally (and I do mean literally) across the street from our HQ building.


Why would she come back to the US?
 
2013-09-21 09:54:25 PM

Somacandra: She fixes the cable?


thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-21 09:55:04 PM
I thought the story would say she was unfairly let go from the position when her history came to light. It would be a 'no second chance' story.

Wrong-o.

Fark her for stealing from a school program.
 
2013-09-21 09:56:11 PM
DNRTFA: i am guessing she is black.
 
2013-09-21 10:21:37 PM

GDubDub: DNRTFA: i am guessing she is black.


This is suburban Seattle. DNRTFA myself but I can assure you she is white.

I knew a Seattle high school music teacher who pawned band instruments and then was later arrested for kiting checks at QFC, a local grocery chain. Turns out he was buying drugs. Shocking.
 
2013-09-21 10:23:22 PM
That dude is white, too, come to think of it.
 
2013-09-21 10:27:29 PM

Danger Avoid Death: Bslim: She invested it on Facebook's IPO?

She's a thief, not an idiot.


Not to threadjack, but if you bought at 30 it went down to about 12...it's up around 43 now.  Hardly an unwise decision.
 
2013-09-21 11:18:12 PM
You could check people's backgrounds, but, you know...

forum.sbrforum.com
 
2013-09-21 11:32:57 PM

Satanic_Hamster: FrancoFile:
Over the course of 2 years, a woman stole close to $1 million from the company I used to work for.  Then skipped out to the Philippines where she had family.  Got busted coming back into the country (??).

Best part?  She served her sentence in the jail literally (and I do mean literally) across the street from our HQ building.

Why would she come back to the US?


Hubris, most likely.  She thought she could get away with it, I guess.
 
2013-09-22 01:23:48 AM
She decided to get into politics?

kytx.images.worldnow.com
 
2013-09-22 01:31:58 AM

Curious: dukeblue219: // In this case BoA reimbursed the club for the missing money, which was pretty cool.

only time i've heard of BoA doing anything even approaching the right thing.


The "right" thing would be to make the thief give the money back. Consider it an interest free loan in which payment is going to come out of the thief's ass. BOA will come out ahead.
 
2013-09-22 02:40:01 AM
Paging Captain Renault, Captain Renault to thread 7943323...
 
2013-09-22 02:53:17 AM

Somacandra: She fixes the cable?


Came in way lase on a Saturday night laughed clicked laughed harder posted passed out
 
2013-09-22 05:12:54 AM

InternetSecurityGuard: Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."


Spoiler alert "Dil has a dick"
 
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