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2014-02-06 07:11:16 PM
How is it possible for a wallet to contain $150K? I didn't think there were any bills bigger than $100 anymore. What sort of wallet holds 1500 bills?
 
2014-02-06 07:18:16 PM
It was probably monopoly money in the wallet. If you immediately recognize it, they can play it off as a joke. If you don't, you're the moron they are looking for.
 
2014-02-06 08:24:45 PM
Legendary Brandon defense attorney Jose Luis Goldberg cautioned the public not to rush to judgement.  "How do we know those folks weren't going to come back with the "victim's" share of the money, just because the police say so?  There are a lot of unanswered questions here," Goldberg said.  "The accused has the right to a vigorous defense.  If you are watching right now, my number is (813) 867-5309."

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2014-02-06 08:58:31 PM

itcamefromschenectady: How is it possible for a wallet to contain $150K? I didn't think there were any bills bigger than $100 anymore. What sort of wallet holds 1500 bills?


I don't think the victim was great at math. Or logic.
 
2014-02-06 09:02:29 PM
P.T. Barnum vastly underrated the sucker birthrate.
 
2014-02-06 09:02:31 PM

whatshisname: itcamefromschenectady: How is it possible for a wallet to contain $150K? I didn't think there were any bills bigger than $100 anymore. What sort of wallet holds 1500 bills?

I don't think the victim was great at math. Or logic.


Well, is the victim really relevant? It's the reporter who wrote that the wallet contained $150K. It didn't even say "allegedly".
 
2014-02-06 09:05:54 PM
Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.
 
2014-02-06 09:09:10 PM

itcamefromschenectady: How is it possible for a wallet to contain $150K? I didn't think there were any bills bigger than $100 anymore. What sort of wallet holds 1500 bills?


They were probably fake bills; I could see if they used 150 $1,000 bills; or something like that. Or 15 $10,000 bills. A lot of people don't know that the highest extant, circulated denomination is $100. $1,000 bills exist; but only a very limited number that are owned by collectors.

/ hell, some lady tried to pass a $1,000,000 bill at Wally World a few years ago; it made national news.
 
2014-02-06 09:09:19 PM

Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.


This. The cops should not spend one second investigating this "crime". Most scams target a person's greed. Consider this an expensive lesson in not being a douche.
 
2014-02-06 09:09:31 PM

Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.


Exactly! A Nigerian scam you could at least fall for thinking you're doing something to help someone in trouble.
 
2014-02-06 09:09:58 PM
Greed - destroying logical thought processes since .... for ever
 
2014-02-06 09:11:32 PM
You know, I always read the headline to these stories, and I wonder what could possibly induce these idiots to just hand over money or valuables. I really shouldn't. Greed and stupidity, always.
 
2014-02-06 09:19:56 PM

NightOwl2255: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.

This. The cops should not spend one second investigating this "crime". Most scams target a person's greed. Consider this an expensive lesson in not being a douche.


I agree; excluding the call old people while pretending to be their grandson/granddaughter in jail scam. Those scammers need to get introduced to a pit of alligators.
 
2014-02-06 09:31:05 PM

itcamefromschenectady: How is it possible for a wallet to contain $150K? I didn't think there were any bills bigger than $100 anymore. What sort of wallet holds 1500 bills?


It can contain more than $150K

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2014-02-06 09:33:54 PM

iheartscotch: NightOwl2255: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.

This. The cops should not spend one second investigating this "crime". Most scams target a person's greed. Consider this an expensive lesson in not being a douche.

I agree; excluding the call old people while pretending to be their grandson/granddaughter in jail scam. Those scammers need to get introduced to a pit of alligators.


i210.photobucket.com

They should be sent down this on their bellies.
 
2014-02-06 09:34:57 PM
Aesop had a fable about a dog with a bone in his mouth who saw a reflection in the water, of a dog with a bone. He tried to get the other also and lost his grip. Ended up with neither. A couple of thousand years of truth in that.
 
2014-02-06 09:41:28 PM
12K in large bills is still a fat wad.
 
2014-02-06 09:44:04 PM

Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.


Ladies and gentlemen: scammer logic. "My victim deserves this because they are as greedy as I am."
 
2014-02-06 09:45:38 PM
Dumbasses.....I am sorry but how in the hell would anyone think someone pulling this was on the level.
 
2014-02-06 09:50:19 PM

KStDrew: itcamefromschenectady: How is it possible for a wallet to contain $150K? I didn't think there were any bills bigger than $100 anymore. What sort of wallet holds 1500 bills?

It can contain more than $150K


That's where it went.
 
2014-02-06 09:50:48 PM

Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.


That was not very nice.  But it was oh. so. true.
 
2014-02-06 09:55:39 PM

grimlock1972: Dumbasses.....I am sorry but how in the hell would anyone think someone pulling this was on the level.


The "victim" knew it wasn't on the level, she just thought she was in on it. She didn't know she was the pigeon.
 
2014-02-06 09:59:05 PM
so... why the tag "black female" ??  the next florida story about some lady getting scammed for a few hundred grand is going to have the "rich white lady" tag on it right?
 
2014-02-06 09:59:21 PM
Apparently someone never watched The Flim-Flam Man movie.  Had the same con in it.
 
2014-02-06 09:59:58 PM

Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.


You have to be greedy to fall for pretty much any scam.
 
2014-02-06 10:02:16 PM

KStDrew: itcamefromschenectady: How is it possible for a wallet to contain $150K? I didn't think there were any bills bigger than $100 anymore. What sort of wallet holds 1500 bills?

It can contain more than $150K

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There are no Walmarts in Zimbabwe. Walmart actually bought or is trying to buy an African chain called Massmart that had some stores in Zimbabwe, but the stores got sold due to the anti-foreign ownership regulations there.
 
2014-02-06 10:05:00 PM

karmaceutical: so... why the tag "black female" ??  the next florida story about some lady getting scammed for a few hundred grand is going to have the "rich white lady" tag on it right?


I'm guessing the tags are auto-generated based on the content of the story, by attempting to recognize "named entities".
 
2014-02-06 10:05:10 PM
a guy you just met in a Walmart parking lot

Well, maybe not a guy. But for Stacie Monroe, I totally would.

static.tvgcdn.net
 
2014-02-06 10:14:36 PM
I was expecting this to be the old gypsy "we place your cursed money inside this blessed sack for a month" scam where there's a switcheroo and it turns into bundles of newsprint.
 
2014-02-06 10:16:10 PM
Ah, this one. When I saw the mention of jewellery in the headline I thought it was going to be the one about taking away the victim's valuables in order to cleanse them of evil spirits, but that one generally requires forming a relationship as spiritual advisor first.


Don't be superstitious and don't be greedy enough to think you're buying cheap stolen goods or picked at random to get a share of a found fortune and you'll be fine.


Oh yes, and don't think that you can get a free ipad in exchange for filling in a survey and completing a couple of free offers either. Or install this coont on your PC.

upload.wikimedia.org

Or this.

i734.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-06 10:20:48 PM

Enigmamf: karmaceutical: so... why the tag "black female" ??  the next florida story about some lady getting scammed for a few hundred grand is going to have the "rich white lady" tag on it right?

I'm guessing the tags are auto-generated based on the content of the story, by attempting to recognize "named entities".


I clicked, because I come to Fark with an interest in other stories concerning black females... which has something to do with The Hobbit 2, apparently.
 
2014-02-06 11:07:58 PM

nytmare: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.

Ladies and gentlemen: scammer logic. "My victim deserves this because they are as greedy as I am."


You sound like a cop.
 
2014-02-06 11:38:33 PM
 the three of them could keep the contents of the wallet if they proved they had property of their own.


I'm trying to wrap my head around this one.

If the victim asks why they have to prove they own property, what does the scammer tell them?
 
2014-02-06 11:40:07 PM

StoPPeRmobile: nytmare: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.


Ladies and gentlemen: scammer logic. "My victim deserves this because they are as greedy as I am."


You sound like a cop.



So morally who's worse?  The guy who scammed the lady out of $50k?  Or the lady who thought she was stealing $150k from an unknown stranger?
 
2014-02-06 11:40:41 PM

NightOwl2255: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.

This. The cops should not spend one second investigating this "crime". Most scams target a person's greed. Consider this an expensive lesson in not being a douche.


I disagree.  "Emmanuel" and "Mary Anne" should be caught and put away for a long time.  But I really hope they fenced this stupid biatch's stuff and blew all the money on hookers and blow before they get caught, because she deserves to be taught a lesson too.
 
2014-02-06 11:47:59 PM
She fell for "the drop". It's explained beautifully in this helping friendly book. Read it. Read it. Read the farking book lady.

imageshack.com
 
2014-02-07 12:03:59 AM

umad: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.

You have to be greedy to fall for pretty much any scam.


Not really. I fell for the bottle scam the first week after I moved to NYC when I was a young man.
 
2014-02-07 12:08:16 AM
Mary Ann said the store manager agreed that the three of them could keep the contents of the wallet if they proved they had property of their own. At this point, the victim said she had jewelry at home and she and Emmanuel left to get it.

That doesn't even make sense.  I guess it's just a case of the loneliest, stupidest, greediest person ever. I mean, who else could this work on? WHO WOULD BELIEVE THIS?
Maybe they were some of sort of Svengali mind-control people.
 
2014-02-07 12:22:48 AM

Gilligann: the three of them could keep the contents of the wallet if they proved they had property of their own.


I'm trying to wrap my head around this one.

If the victim asks why they have to prove they own property, what does the scammer tell them?


I'm with you there. I read it three times and am still trying to make sense of what happened.
 
2014-02-07 12:30:00 AM

KStDrew: itcamefromschenectady: How is it possible for a wallet to contain $150K? I didn't think there were any bills bigger than $100 anymore. What sort of wallet holds 1500 bills?

It can contain more than $150K


img.fark.net

Heh... I've got one of these notes. I wasn't going to settle for a 50 or 10 Trillion Dollar note, either.

As for the wallet stuffed with cash, you Farkers do realize women carry "wallets" that are really small purses, right?

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The money inside might have been gag $1000 notes.

At any rate, any time you stand to gain a ton of money, merely by handing over some cash to somebody you don't know, you are being scammed. It's the oldest con technique in the world, and has many, many variations.
 
2014-02-07 12:48:42 AM
I think Walmart must broadcast some sort of mind altering subsonic waves that disable parts of your brain.  It seems people lose 50% of their IQ when within 150ft of the joint.
 
2014-02-07 01:18:37 AM

Khanmots: StoPPeRmobile: nytmare: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too ...

So morally who's worse?  The guy who scammed the lady out of $50k?  Or the lady who thought she was stealing $150k from an unknown stranger?


The article indicates the scammers convinced the victim that the proposed disposition of the lost money had been authorized by Someone In Authority, to wit the Store Manager.  One of the many variations involves convincing the victim that if he or she goes along, the rightful owner will get the money back.  Maybe they told her they were following company policy and the company would reimburse the owner if he ever showed up.
 
2014-02-07 01:43:11 AM

I AM THE GOAT: Gilligann: the three of them could keep the contents of the wallet if they proved they had property of their own.


I'm trying to wrap my head around this one.

If the victim asks why they have to prove they own property, what does the scammer tell them?

I'm with you there. I read it three times and am still trying to make sense of what happened.


The woman is an idiot. It clearly didn't take much to convince her to accept complete nonsense.
 
2014-02-07 01:48:53 AM

udhq: umad: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.

You have to be greedy to fall for pretty much any scam.

Not really. I fell for the bottle scam the first week after I moved to NYC when I was a young man.


What is that? Does someone offer to sell you a load of ginger bottles but the shops don't take them in anymore?
 
2014-02-07 01:54:00 AM
Flori-duh tag. Picking on poor old woman who is forced to shop at Wal-Mart. Evil black people tricking her. This is clearly a story about RACISM!

i3.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-07 02:28:38 AM
Mary Ann is described as:

A black female, 30-49 years old
5'3", 150 lbs., medium build
Black hair and brown eyes
Last seen wearing white pants, brown boots, brown suede jacket, scarf and beige, black and burgundy knitted hat.


5'3", 150 lbs is medium build?
 
2014-02-07 02:38:59 AM
No one going to Walmart has $150,000 in their wallet. More like $1.50.
 
2014-02-07 05:50:18 AM

Active introvert: No one going to Walmart has $150,000 in their wallet. More like $1.50.


Are you kidding? You can buy a whole ream of them $1000000 bills in the stationary section.
 
2014-02-07 06:08:07 AM
The only thing about this story that surprises me is that a person that stupid had access to a safe deposit box, and something worth putting in it.
 
2014-02-07 07:01:20 AM

Khanmots: StoPPeRmobile: nytmare: Russ1642: Victim was a greedy criminal too. They thought they were taking someone else's lost cash. They soooo totally deserved to get scammed.


Ladies and gentlemen: scammer logic. "My victim deserves this because they are as greedy as I am."


You sound like a cop.


So morally who's worse?  The guy who scammed the lady out of $50k?  Or the lady who thought she was stealing $150k from an unknown stranger?


Let's look to the bible for enlightenment.

22Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.
23And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.
24Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
25But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.
26Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light.
27And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold.
28And he said unto her, Up, and let us be going. But none answered. Then the man took her up upon an ass, and the man rose up, and gat him unto his place.
29And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.
 Judges 19
 
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