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2021-09-16 12:47:28 PM  
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Wait. What?!
 
2021-09-16 1:24:26 PM  
The Blockchain would prevent that.
 
2021-09-16 1:24:51 PM  
Just want to point out that she received three times as much prison time as the QAnon Shaman did for storming the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the national farking government.

I'm not advocating for reducing her sentence, but lengthening the sentence of insurrectionists.
 
2021-09-16 1:25:54 PM  
Chicken fight!
 
2021-09-16 1:26:22 PM  

FormlessOne: Just want to point out that she received three times as much prison time as the QAnon Shaman did for storming the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the national farking government.

I'm not advocating for reducing her sentence, but lengthening the sentence of insurrectionists.


Your society has issues that need examination and then action.
 
2021-09-16 1:26:53 PM  
Ok. I guess.

Comparing her sentence to that of rapists, murderers and the people who attempted to overthrow the government really shows you who our "justice" system is in place to protect.
 
2021-09-16 1:27:01 PM  
You don't mess with Us-piss.

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2021-09-16 1:27:16 PM  
Police were suspicious when she paid for her car in Arby's coupons.
 
2021-09-16 1:28:16 PM  
In most cases they offered deals equal to, or even greater, than the value of the item in question, which allowed the shopper to get the item for free. In instances where the value of the coupon exceeded an item's value, retailers had to pay the shopper for "purchasing" the item.

What the fk?

This alone didn't expose the scam?

How stupid are the retailers in Viriginia Beach?
 
2021-09-16 1:28:16 PM  

Pasnute: FormlessOne: Just want to point out that she received three times as much prison time as the QAnon Shaman did for storming the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the national farking government.

I'm not advocating for reducing her sentence, but lengthening the sentence of insurrectionists.

Your society has issues that need examination and then action.


No goddamned argument there.
 
2021-09-16 1:28:58 PM  
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2021-09-16 1:29:47 PM  
"In instances where the value of the coupon exceeded an item's value, retailers had to pay the shopper for "purchasing" the item."

Um...I'm pretty sure that's not how legitimate coupons work.  How the fark did the store managers not catch on to this the first time they had to do an override and hand over cash?  FFS.
 
2021-09-16 1:30:01 PM  
It wasn't the 100 retailers affected or the estimated $31 million in losses. After reading the article, I was astonished to learn that there is such a thing as counterfeit coupon experts in this world.
 
2021-09-16 1:30:16 PM  
Yes.  I would like to purchase this truck
"Certainly.  That will be $90,000 please"
Oh, I have a coupon
"Well, it's on glossy paper and has a barcode.  Must be legit.   That'll be $5.00, please."
Here's a ten.  I'll wait for my change.
"Well, I have to go to finance and make change..."
I can wait.
 
2021-09-16 1:30:20 PM  

bughunter: In most cases they offered deals equal to, or even greater, than the value of the item in question, which allowed the shopper to get the item for free. In instances where the value of the coupon exceeded an item's value, retailers had to pay the shopper for "purchasing" the item.

What the fk?

This alone didn't expose the scam?

How stupid are the retailers in Viriginia Beach?


Retailer offers triple coupons. She walks in with a $3.00 off a $3.99 item. She walks out with the item and $5.01.

It's not stupid per se; it's exploitative. Stores assured that a retailer will honor a coupon, desperate to get shoppers to buy more, offer deep discounts & such deals on a tiny range of specific items - she, in turn, exploited both the width & depth of those deals.
 
2021-09-16 1:31:06 PM  
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2021-09-16 1:31:09 PM  
Wow, a counterfeit coupon expert is a thing that exists.
 
2021-09-16 1:31:14 PM  

bughunter: In most cases they offered deals equal to, or even greater, than the value of the item in question, which allowed the shopper to get the item for free. In instances where the value of the coupon exceeded an item's value, retailers had to pay the shopper for "purchasing" the item.

What the fk?

This alone didn't expose the scam?

How stupid are the retailers in Viriginia Beach?


This has been going on forever, try to keep up
 
2021-09-16 1:31:36 PM  
OMG her license plate literally says "rawr!"

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2021-09-16 1:32:27 PM  
I told my wife those extreme coupon shows were bull crap.
 
2021-09-16 1:32:27 PM  

bughunter: In most cases they offered deals equal to, or even greater, than the value of the item in question, which allowed the shopper to get the item for free. In instances where the value of the coupon exceeded an item's value, retailers had to pay the shopper for "purchasing" the item.

What the fk?

This alone didn't expose the scam?

How stupid are the retailers in Viriginia Beach?


Imma gonna guess she and her husband did a lot of yelling and managers were threatened.
 
2021-09-16 1:32:54 PM  

FormlessOne: Pasnute: FormlessOne: Just want to point out that she received three times as much prison time as the QAnon Shaman did for storming the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the national farking government.

I'm not advocating for reducing her sentence, but lengthening the sentence of insurrectionists.

Your society has issues that need examination and then action.

No goddamned argument there.


No, it's perfectly okay. The insurrectionist did not interrupt cash flow for businesses. If he had, then he might be in real trouble like this lady.
 
2021-09-16 1:33:11 PM  
Hah, my home town! Religous nutjobs on one side, and snide, uppity folks on the other. The cool people hang out in the middle and keep to themselves for the most part.

/lived there for 40 years
//had tons of fun growing up there
///pretty cool aquarium there, do visit
 
2021-09-16 1:33:44 PM  
12 years for $400,000 worth of fraud? She's not even black!
 
2021-09-16 1:33:48 PM  
The worst part is that retailers & producers use a system that was antiquated 40 years ago to provide such targeted marketing, and continue to honor that system long after it becomes obvious even to this bunch of yahoos how to game it.
 
2021-09-16 1:34:43 PM  
12 years does seem like a lot of time to serve for someone who didn't attempt to overthrow the US government.
 
2021-09-16 1:34:46 PM  

FormlessOne: Just want to point out that she received three times as much prison time as the QAnon Shaman did for storming the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the national farking government.

I'm not advocating for reducing her sentence, but lengthening the sentence of insurrectionists.


She also received more prison time than all the Sacklers combined.
 
2021-09-16 1:35:18 PM  
All coupons have bar codes. If the register doesn't read the bar code, we don't take the coupon.

Had this argument about once a week with customers back when I managed a store. I expect corporate just tells the store to accept them anymore.

One of them making the rounds back them had a bar code for a dish towel, and offered 50% of your entire purchase. Sounds legit!
 
2021-09-16 1:35:44 PM  

FormlessOne: Just want to point out that she received three times as much prison time as the QAnon Shaman did for storming the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the national farking government.


Uh, the shaman hasn't been sentenced yet.
 
2021-09-16 1:36:26 PM  

Schlubbe: All coupons have bar codes. If the register doesn't read the bar code, we don't take the coupon.


She had legit bar codes, but they didn't line up with the discount on the print.
 
2021-09-16 1:36:29 PM  

ShamanGator: I told my wife those extreme coupon shows were bull crap.


So did I
 
2021-09-16 1:36:43 PM  
12 years in the slam for a nonviolent first time offender, who cooperated with investigators.

Did she just have a crap attorney or what's up?
 
2021-09-16 1:38:17 PM  
Why did she need to recruit other people? How did they help the scam?

Don't coupon bar codes include the dollar amount? How does one create working coupon barcodes for custom amounts?

I'm fine with the sentence though. It's not too often a white collar criminal gets their due.
 
2021-09-16 1:38:25 PM  

DanInKansas: 12 years in the slam for a nonviolent first time offender, who cooperated with investigators.

Did she just have a crap attorney or what's up?


She farked with the money, you want to get blasted in the US legal system, mess with powerful people's money.
 
2021-09-16 1:38:43 PM  

Schlubbe: All coupons have bar codes. If the register doesn't read the bar code, we don't take the coupon.

Had this argument about once a week with customers back when I managed a store. I expect corporate just tells the store to accept them anymore.

One of them making the rounds back them had a bar code for a dish towel, and offered 50% of your entire purchase. Sounds legit!


Exactly. How does their barcode match the companies database?
 
2021-09-16 1:40:25 PM  

GRCooper: The Blockchain would prevent that.


Let me laugh even harder.
 
2021-09-16 1:40:26 PM  
they used one of these maybee...
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2021-09-16 1:40:38 PM  

Lsherm: FormlessOne: Just want to point out that she received three times as much prison time as the QAnon Shaman did for storming the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the national farking government.

Uh, the shaman hasn't been sentenced yet.


"...he awaits sentencing, which is set for Nov. 17."

You're right! I just assumed that FormlessOne had read something I didn't. But it matters, not. I'm willing to bet that he gets less than 12 years, or even 7 as the husband here got.

What do you think?  Will Jacob Chansley get over or under 12 years?
 
2021-09-16 1:41:02 PM  
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2021-09-16 1:42:43 PM  
Her next exploit will include rendering a coupon to reduce her sentence, and get paid for it- and I'll just bet it's gonna fly.
 
2021-09-16 1:42:56 PM  

Lsherm: 12 years for $400,000 worth of fraud? She's not even black!


I want to know how they could cause "$31 million in losses" and only make $400,000?  I'm smelling cop like math.
 
2021-09-16 1:43:28 PM  
I can't remember the last time I used coupons. Too much hassle to save $1 on three $6.99 bottles of detergent.
 
2021-09-16 1:44:24 PM  
Anything at retail dealing with value back (coupons, rebates, vouchers, return policies, gift w/purchase, loyalty programs, etc) is ripe for fraud. Oh, who am I kidding, everything at retail is ripe for fraud. They might as well just call the entire industry frauding.
 
2021-09-16 1:45:25 PM  

nytmare: How does one create working coupon barcodes for custom amounts?


Creating barcodes is easy. I have to do it all the time for work. There are websites where you can create barcodes in different formats for free.
 
2021-09-16 1:46:09 PM  
Her sentence sounds about right until she presents the 80% off coupon...
 
2021-09-16 1:47:32 PM  
Steal from the rich?  Serious jail time.  Try to overthrow the government?  Three months suspended probation.
 
2021-09-16 1:50:07 PM  
I wish my name was Pacifico.

Pacifico Salmon.
 
2021-09-16 1:51:37 PM  

Torqueknot: Lsherm: 12 years for $400,000 worth of fraud? She's not even black!

I want to know how they could cause "$31 million in losses" and only make $400,000?  I'm smelling cop like math.


I'm guessing they charged people a fraction of the fake value of the coupons, and some of those people took them in for double or triple coupon days.
 
2021-09-16 1:56:34 PM  
Looks like the Harbor Freight/JoAnn Fabric phone coupons have been spared.   I can knit and weld a fine tool for springing her from the pokey.
 
2021-09-16 1:58:51 PM  

FormlessOne: Just want to point out that she received three times as much prison time as the QAnon Shaman did for storming the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the national farking government.

I'm not advocating for reducing her sentence, but lengthening the sentence of insurrectionists.


One count of insurrection vs. umpteen-seventy-three separate counts of fraud and criminal conspiracy?

/He sure as fark deserved more time though
 
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