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(Opposing Views)   Not News: Worker charged with fraud after accepting bribes. Fark: At a fair. WTFark: For giving away Hello Kitty dolls   (opposingviews.com) divider line 27
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2013-09-30 07:18:33 PM
Hello Kitty gets you a fine
Barney the Dino will get you the death penalty
 
2013-09-30 07:19:01 PM
I sleep better knowing that the system is working on serious issues like these.
 
2013-09-30 07:19:43 PM
Oklahoma is insane about carnival games.

Scroll down the comments on this article:  http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/09/26/how-to-win-state-fair-games/  for some comments from the guy who is largely responsible for this.
 
2013-09-30 07:22:45 PM
That poor dude. Having his life totally messed with for no good reason at all.
 
2013-09-30 07:22:52 PM
The face of pure, unadulterated avarice and rapacity:
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Let's hope he goes away for a long, long time.  For the children's sake.
 
2013-09-30 07:26:50 PM

caddisfly: The face of pure, unadulterated avarice and rapacity:
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Let's hope he goes away for a long, long time.  For the children's sake.


Oh god, that breaks my heart. That poor dude. Probably making minimum wage or even less, and just trying to do his job.

It takes a scary authoritarian personality to look at that dude and decide to entrap him into doing something that's technically not legal but really not that big a deal. I seriously doubt that dude knew it was illegal.
 
2013-09-30 07:27:57 PM
Where's the fraud?  I would think had he *not* given him the hello kitty  there would be an arrest for fraud.

I could see a charge of theft if it's not an independently operated booth and his employers wanted him charged.
 
2013-09-30 07:29:38 PM

Genevieve Marie: caddisfly: The face of pure, unadulterated avarice and rapacity:
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Let's hope he goes away for a long, long time.  For the children's sake.

Oh god, that breaks my heart. That poor dude. Probably making minimum wage or even less, and just trying to do his job.

It takes a scary authoritarian personality to look at that dude and decide to entrap him into doing something that's technically not legal but really not that big a deal. I seriously doubt that dude knew it was illegal.


Yea, most carnies look like there one step away from homelessness. This should secure that for him.  Good job officer!  I wish you all the worst.
 
2013-09-30 07:33:34 PM
I saw hello kitty, gimme
 
2013-09-30 07:34:48 PM
If the guy owns the booth, didn't he just sell one of his Hello Kitty dolls for forty bucks?
 
2013-09-30 07:37:43 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: If the guy owns the booth, didn't he just sell one of his Hello Kitty dolls for forty bucks?


That's what my question is; if it's his booth, he can decide to hand out prizes to whomever he wishes; regardless of if that person has earned them.

Or is the offender cheating someone else out of money?
 
2013-09-30 07:50:05 PM
How is this fraud? Fraud would be if the game was rigged so you could never win. $40 for a Hello Kitty doll might be a little high, but two people agreeing on a price for an item is anything but fraud.
 
2013-09-30 08:04:17 PM
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2013-09-30 08:04:41 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: If the guy owns the booth, didn't he just sell one of his Hello Kitty dolls for forty bucks?


Leaving this question unanswered is really bad reporting.

If HE owned the booth, he did nothing wrong.  If he was working for someone else that owned the booth, he was potentially ripping off his employer.

Besides, they were probably counterfeit like most carnival trash.
 
2013-09-30 08:14:56 PM

SupersonicII: Oklahoma is insane about carnival games.

Scroll down the comments on this article:  http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/09/26/how-to-win-state-fair-games/  for some comments from the guy who is largely responsible for this.


That's some really great reading. Thanks for sharing.
 
2013-09-30 08:17:46 PM

IRQ12: Where's the fraud?  I would think had he *not* given him the hello kitty  there would be an arrest for fraud.

I could see a charge of theft if it's not an independently operated booth and his employers wanted him charged.


If the "law" is that one must start with a plastic trinket and there are five steps (let's say) to trade up to the Hello Kitty doll, then technically it's bribery for the operator to let someone pay him extra to bypass that sequence & win the top prize. It's unfair to anyone who did play by the rules, right?

That said, if the guy owns his own booth and wants to make his own rules, that's his problem. He gets a rep for doing that, nobody will play. Probably the cop has a personal beef against the old man or something.
 
2013-09-30 08:32:57 PM
I call shenanigans. No crappy prize at a carnival is worth paying for.
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2013-09-30 08:44:00 PM
My ex worked games at carnivals for years. It's fairly common practice in canada, but also probably technically illegal. I doubt that our cops would waste time and taxpayer money on an entrapment scheme like this though.
 
2013-09-30 08:49:11 PM

ReapTheChaos: How is this fraud? Fraud would be if the game was rigged so you could never win. $40 for a Hello Kitty doll might be a little high, but two people agreeing on a price for an item is anything but fraud.



It's not fraud.  It would be theft from the owner of the booth if he's not the owner, or if he is evading some sort of cut that goes to the fair owners, or something like that.  But there's nothing stopping one of these businesses from having a "$40 for a Hello Kitty doll" under the table deal.
 
2013-09-30 09:31:34 PM
Since SpaceBison claimed shenanigans, I'll have to go with my second choice.

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Why dint you bribe 'im?
 
2013-09-30 09:33:50 PM
Anyone happen to know the cost, assuming you've shown competence at popping balloons and have a 100% success rate at that, at how much it would be to get said doll?

If it adds up to something somewhat close to 40 I wouldn't be too surprised.
 
2013-09-30 09:37:17 PM

Fano: [blogs.ocmetro.com image 441x320]


Ahhh... it's a 'profit' deal... that takes all the pressure off of guessing weight...
 
2013-09-30 09:40:52 PM

SpaceBison: I call shenanigans. No crappy prize at a carnival is worth paying for.
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Don't know what you're talking about. I easily got my balls in Jennifer Love Hewitt's mouth
 
2013-09-30 10:48:40 PM
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2013-10-01 12:02:38 AM

Precision Boobery: Since SpaceBison claimed shenanigans, I'll have to go with my second choice.

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Why dint you bribe 'im?


I gotta say that when I saw the mugshot I thought of Bart Carny. He looks like the blonde, younger version.
 
2013-10-01 01:30:00 AM

ReapTheChaos: How is this fraud? Fraud would be if the game was rigged so you could never win. $40 for a Hello Kitty doll might be a little high, but two people agreeing on a price for an item is anything but fraud.


Yeah, that's what I was thinking.  "I'll buy that for $40".  "Okay, done".  That's not a crime.

I dunno who the deputy thinks he is protecting people from.  The local citizens should put him on a path to a new career.
 
2013-10-01 12:00:50 PM
Ahh, makes me proud to be an Oklahoman.

/smh

You'd think the local cops would have better things to do than harass the carnies.  What - did you guys get all the murders and drug cases wrapped up over the weekend?  What a crock!
 
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