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(MSN)   "I choose you, wire fraud!" Georgia man accused of using COVID relief funds to buy $57,000 Pokémon card   (msn.com) divider line
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2021-10-24 6:11:28 PM  
Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.
 
2021-10-24 6:12:40 PM  

iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.


Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.
 
2021-10-24 6:15:16 PM  
Dublin is about 54 miles southeast of Macon.

Glad to see that very necessary to the story geography reference got its own one sentence paragraph!
 
2021-10-24 6:15:48 PM  
The wire fraud is that he lied about the size of his business, the $285k and 10 employees part. It's unclear if he said the line he was in, but that's a failing company or working down at the bottom, and a loan wasn't going to help. Should have just told him to stock shelves at the supermarket along side his underpaid former employees.

The Pokémon card wasn't part of the wire fraud. It's just a giggle at the levels of incompetence we're seeing.
 
2021-10-24 6:20:27 PM  
The headline under the article caught my eye.

Pokémon cards in Happy Meals spark armed confrontation at McDonald's, Georgia cops say

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2021-10-24 6:22:20 PM  
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2021-10-24 6:23:38 PM  
Vinath Oudomsine, soon to be known on the cell bock as Pikachu, was charged by criminal information on Tuesday with one count of wire fraud.
 
2021-10-24 6:26:06 PM  
Sheesh, I collect comic art and I thought those prices have been getting ridiculous.  For 57k I could get some awesome commissions.
 
DVD
2021-10-24 6:29:21 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.


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But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!
 
2021-10-24 6:30:37 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.


Also be sure to prevent 9/11.
 
2021-10-24 6:30:53 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Dublin is about 54 miles southeast of Macon.

Glad to see that very necessary to the story geography reference got its own one sentence paragraph!


Well in all fairness, we are talking about the state whose motto is essentially wisdom and justice in moderation. Geography isn't one of their strengths.

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2021-10-24 6:31:46 PM  
At least it's circling through the economy.  Elon Musk's brother got $7 million (he owns a chain of restaurants). He took the money and fired the staff.
 
2021-10-24 6:33:09 PM  

DVD: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

________________________________

But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!


I think people in 1998 would be like "too old!" When thinking about The Spice Girls in 2021.
 
2021-10-24 6:33:45 PM  

Catlenfell: At least it's circling through the economy.  Elon Musk's brother got $7 million (he owns a chain of restaurants). He took the money and fired the staff.


Christ, what an asshole
 
2021-10-24 6:35:02 PM  

DVD: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

________________________________

But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!


I played Pokémon in 98, I didn't play spice Girls. Though at 11 I was listening to Metallica.

Maybe thats where it all went horribly wrong
 
2021-10-24 6:36:26 PM  
Criminal charges, gotta catch 'em all!
 
2021-10-24 6:36:33 PM  
Of all the hills to die on,
That man chose, as his last resort, a grain of sand being carried by an ant....
 
2021-10-24 6:40:18 PM  

DVD: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

________________________________

But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!


Gonna tell them these are the Spice Girls in 2021

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2021-10-24 6:46:35 PM  
Maybe he should have bought a Chance Get Out Of Jail Free card instead ..
 
2021-10-24 6:49:03 PM  

RepoManTSM: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

Also be sure to prevent 9/11.


Or... hear me  out....I short sell all of the things and make an obscene amount of profit
 
2021-10-24 6:55:36 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: DVD: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

________________________________

But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!

Gonna tell them these are the Spice Girls in 2021

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Scary did not age well.
 
2021-10-24 6:56:00 PM  

DVD: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

________________________________

But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!


I attempted that at my local comics store, that sold MtG cards, and had weekly tournaments.

They said they were childish, and would not catch on. :(
 
2021-10-24 6:57:00 PM  

RepoManTSM: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

Also be sure to prevent 9/11.


Invest in Apple.
 
2021-10-24 6:58:38 PM  
 
2021-10-24 7:00:26 PM  
"A" Pokemon card? As in singular? JFC...
 
2021-10-24 7:06:13 PM  
HE got caught...how many have NOT been caught?
 
2021-10-24 7:21:35 PM  
Not sure what this guy's plan was.
He got an Economic Injury Disaster Loan which according to TFA needs to be paid back, with interest, and is non-forgivable.
Plus, he would've needed to apply collateral against the loan because he received > $25k.  What was the collateral and what's the state of it now?
Was he hoping this Pokemon card was going to skyrocket and he could pay back the loan with a little extra for himself or did he somehow think the holders of the loan would just forget about it?
 
2021-10-24 7:23:06 PM  
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2021-10-24 7:27:39 PM  

James T. Kirk: RepoManTSM: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

Also be sure to prevent 9/11.

Invest in Apple.


Buy all the bitcoin you can get your hands on for <$0.01
 
2021-10-24 7:30:12 PM  
FTFA: It wasn't clear in court filings which Pokemon card

That is like, the MOST IMPORTANT PART
 
2021-10-24 7:32:00 PM  
Now look into the purchase of Trump billboards and donations with covid money.
 
2021-10-24 7:32:26 PM  

Claude Ballse: DarkSoulNoHope: Dublin is about 54 miles southeast of Macon.

Glad to see that very necessary to the story geography reference got its own one sentence paragraph!

Well in all fairness, we are talking about the state whose motto is essentially wisdom and justice in moderation. Geography isn't one of their strengths.

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Heh, I thought I was the only one left who remembered that post.

/Posted it in the thread about the announcement that Yahoo Answers was closing.
 
2021-10-24 7:32:36 PM  

Excelsior: James T. Kirk: RepoManTSM: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

Also be sure to prevent 9/11.

Invest in Apple.

Buy all the bitcoin you can get your hands on for <$0.01


Mine it.  It was close to a decade ago I first heard of this stupid thing called Bitcoin on 4chan.  Sure, internet money of the future.  It'll be about as successful as internet time and the Cuecat.
 
2021-10-24 7:33:02 PM  
I have a lot of the original Pokémon cards, but not in gem mint 10 condition and not a foil Charizard. But I was looking at prices and all of the super expensive ones are from some obscure expansion or 1-offs printed in Japanese.  So no retirement for me today.
 
2021-10-24 8:14:11 PM  
Addiction is a disease that can be worse than COVID.

/Half joking.
//66% joking.
 
2021-10-24 8:20:20 PM  
What was the card stupid reporter.
 
2021-10-24 8:28:01 PM  
The good news is that Pokemon cards are hot right now, so they will probably be able to resell it and recoup the money.
 
2021-10-24 8:36:46 PM  

Christian Liberal: I have a lot of the original Pokémon cards, but not in gem mint 10 condition and not a foil Charizard. But I was looking at prices and all of the super expensive ones are from some obscure expansion or 1-offs printed in Japanese.  So no retirement for me today.


So, if I get my brother to make a one off Pokemon card and I sell ten ofe e them for 50k, I can retire to the Salton Sea and live on expired MREs?

The dream is within reach, Super Pikachu card.

Or Jesse comes out the shower card
James comes out of the closet (an actual tv show joke)
 
2021-10-24 9:05:24 PM  

iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.


They've gotten the same pandemic boom as sportsball cards.
 
2021-10-24 9:12:52 PM  

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How many Chugas before Choo-choo are appropriate?
 
2021-10-24 9:17:09 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: Excelsior: James T. Kirk: RepoManTSM: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

Also be sure to prevent 9/11.

Invest in Apple.

Buy all the bitcoin you can get your hands on for <$0.01

Mine it.  It was close to a decade ago I first heard of this stupid thing called Bitcoin on 4chan.  Sure, internet money of the future.  It'll be about as successful as internet time and the Cuecat.


Poke fun at Cuecat all you want (and yes, the guy who started it is a RWNJ) but now pretty much every phone camera can scan a QR Code and other such barcodes and load URLs.
 
2021-10-24 9:20:47 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: DVD: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

________________________________

But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!

Gonna tell them these are the Spice Girls in 2021

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Sporty Spice and Posh Spice flanking new members Perfume Commercial Spice and Old Bearded Spice.
 
2021-10-24 10:01:57 PM  
Almost as if offering loans with no oversight leads to fraud. Funny how that works.
 
2021-10-24 10:15:39 PM  

Gordon Bennett: The headline under the article caught my eye.

Pokémon cards in Happy Meals spark armed confrontation at McDonald's, Georgia cops say

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Not long before this - pokemon cards had been heating up again and caught the eyes of scalpers, leaving shelves bare. It's been rather frustrating to get cards an occasional booster pack or 2 for myself and daughter at about Vivid Voltage and on. Even Walmart and Amazon shipped and sold [not 3rd party] scalp the shiat out of their own website listings in most cases unless it's a series with no demand.

Pokemon 25 in the happy meals was wild in ~Feb. People were buying entire cases of the cards from McD [if they were allowed]. McD never had a nationwide policy so it was a toss up at what would be encountered store to store. Some didn't care, you had the money you could buy the entire cases - F everyone else. Others imposed limits. You can't just buy the cards, you need to buy the happy meal. Doesn't matter if you want to pay the happy meal price for just the cards OR You can only buy X happy meals per customer. etc. There were people buying as many as they could and then throwing the untouched happy meal food in the trash. Scalpers flipping the sealed packs or selling the holos - both were profitable options.

/I had friends a lot of places in the US that were disappointed [campers or no supply at their McD]
//My local McDs had enough to run almost the full duration of the promo - but they were pressured constantly to sell a case.
///Limit 3 happy meals per customer / day at my local store.
 
2021-10-24 10:52:35 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: DVD: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

________________________________

But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!

Gonna tell them these are the Spice Girls in 2021

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2021-10-25 1:00:39 AM  
Georgia? I thought chris chan lived in SC or something. Also that he/she was in jail.
*reads article*
Apparently there's someone else who is broken enough to financially ruin themselves for a single pokeman card.
 
2021-10-25 1:44:58 AM  
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2021-10-25 5:01:27 AM  

Boojum2k: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: DVD: ToughActinProlactin: iheartscotch: Pokémon cards? Did I time travel back to 1990? Imma fix the future! Or, at least, profit obscenely from my foreknowledge.

Since Pokemon cards didn't debut until 1998, traveling back to 1990 would be a good time to get on the ground floor, yeah.

________________________________

But try to convince 1998'ers that Pokemon will still be a thing in 2021 and Spice Girls won't!

Gonna tell them these are the Spice Girls in 2021

[media-cldnry.s-nbcnews.com image 760x516]

Sporty Spice and Posh Spice flanking new members Perfume Commercial Spice and Old Bearded Spice.


Old bearded spice. 😆
 
2021-10-25 6:14:53 AM  

Catlenfell: At least it's circling through the economy.  Elon Musk's brother got $7 million (he owns a chain of restaurants). He took the money and fired the staff.


Doesn't say where on earth he bought the card.

Most fraud goes undetected, if the crooks are competent and don't get greedy/stupid, especially when there's political pressure to shovel the money out the door - and not much interest in watching where it's being shoveled to.
 
2021-10-25 6:53:13 PM  
Just think of all the unused cocaine and unemployed hookers out there.  Sad.
 
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