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    More: Silly, Theft, Police, police investigation, business owner, self-serve stand corn, United States, corn stand's owner, Teresa Kiner  
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2517 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Sep 2022 at 2:33 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-30 2:05:36 PM  
These rural white criminals and their lies....
 
2022-09-30 2:09:18 PM  
A Greenfield woman is accused of taking money from a self-serve stand corn stand over several weeks ...

Even the self-checkout registers in stores have somone overseeing them. The owner is a fool.
 
2022-09-30 2:34:53 PM  
That's a lot of green..
 
2022-09-30 2:35:09 PM  
I mean, are we the only ones with self-serve "on your honor" corn stands?

I'm sure anywhere with them, you have hoodlums like this.
 
2022-09-30 2:37:35 PM  
That shucks.
 
2022-09-30 2:39:36 PM  
"Is the corn OK though?"
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2022-09-30 2:41:05 PM  
Police came up with an estimate of anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 being taken from the stand.

They valued the corn at $250 million.
 
2022-09-30 2:41:08 PM  
I went to a self-serve on your honor firewood stand in Maine.  Just driving along and thinking "we need some firewood" and there it is.  Just some guy's driveway with a firewoood shack.
 
2022-09-30 2:41:53 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: Police came up with an estimate of anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 being taken from the stand.

They valued the corn at $250 million.


Crop math.
 
2022-09-30 2:43:41 PM  
I always pictured Farmer Joe, up at the house with a high powered rifle, ready to blast my money hook to heck if I do so much as short change him a dollar.
 
2022-09-30 2:45:51 PM  
Friends, Hoosiers, Countrymen! Lend me your ears!
 
2022-09-30 2:47:53 PM  
Investigators were thankful to witnesses for the kernels of information they provided.
 
2022-09-30 2:48:48 PM  
Revolutionize honor system stands by using one of the multitude of apps that handle electronic payments?

However then there would be a record of how much cash they're not paying taxes on.
 
2022-09-30 2:51:46 PM  
I'm sure this story is really important but faux news links don't get my click.
 
2022-09-30 2:57:11 PM  
This is what happens when some people emerge from corn teen.
 
2022-09-30 2:59:24 PM  
That is diabolical.  Think of the planning that went into that.

There was a tiny part of me that wanted to open a corn stand in Indiana.  That dream is now dead.  This is why America is falling apart.
 
2022-09-30 3:00:16 PM  
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2022-09-30 3:01:00 PM  

Super Chronic: Investigators were thankful to witnesses for the kernels of information they provided.


Ok. That one physically hurt
 
2022-09-30 3:03:36 PM  
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2022-09-30 3:06:36 PM  

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From the picture you provided, the answer is obvious. Buy a bidet.
 
2022-09-30 3:08:23 PM  
I'm often in corn country in upstate NY, and the honor stands are common.
BUT, there's always a big-ass lock on the steel money box with just a narrow slot for cash. There's no making change. Or helping yourself to cash.
 
2022-09-30 3:09:38 PM  

Petite Mel: I'm often in corn country in upstate NY, and the honor stands are common.
BUT, there's always a big-ass lock on the steel money box with just a narrow slot for cash. There's no making change. Or helping yourself to cash.


Not narrow enough apparently (or a big enough lock in this case)
 
2022-09-30 3:16:35 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I went to a self-serve on your honor firewood stand in Maine.  Just driving along and thinking "we need some firewood" and there it is.  Just some guy's driveway with a firewoood shack.


There were 2 big lakes where I grew up. Lots of unoccupied cabins. Every single one that had a boat ramp also had a sign and a drop box saying "You're welcome to use our boat ramp as long as you don't break anything. Please donate" We found one close/easily accessible and put several dollar bills in it.
 
2022-09-30 3:17:47 PM  
That's a lot of corn, even if it was Pirate Corn.
/Buccaneer.
 
2022-09-30 3:20:03 PM  
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2022-09-30 3:25:11 PM  
There is no food product on Earth cheaper than sweet corn from a roadside stand in Indiana during sweet corn season. We're talking like 20 ears for $2.00 sometimes even less.There can't have been much money in that til on any one occasion.
 
2022-09-30 3:36:15 PM  

RhinoCat: There is no food product on Earth cheaper than sweet corn from a roadside stand in Indiana during sweet corn season. We're talking like 20 ears for $2.00 sometimes even less.There can't have been much money in that til on any one occasion.


So it's approximately $100 per instance of theft.  Many farm stands sell produce from other farms and nowadays they're in high demand, as people think they're buying fresh, safe, local produce. So they may charge more for that image.
 
2022-09-30 3:45:42 PM  
I remember once buying a gallon of maple syrup from a farm in Vermont.
Imagine a barn whose walls were lined with all sizes of bottles of maple syrup, all the way up to gallons. 
No people around, and an open cash box stuffed with bills and cheques.
We bought a couple of gallons, remarking how nice it was to see the honours system in action.
The price was good, too.
Not much of a story, I admit.
Pity some asswipes spoil it for the rest of us.
 
2022-09-30 3:45:45 PM  
This is definitely an indiana thing.  You see these stands when you drive through some of the more hillbilly areas, along with the self serve ice machines that go off the honor system as well.

I'm not that trusting, but apparently a lot of people are.
 
2022-09-30 4:01:48 PM  
Shoulda puppy guarded the produce stand
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2022-09-30 4:10:16 PM  

Badmoodman: A Greenfield woman is accused of taking money from a self-serve stand corn stand over several weeks ...

Even the self-checkout registers in stores have somone overseeing them. The owner is a fool.


It's nice to have so many places around here that just trust you to pay for the goods. I get ease & convenience and they get paid for produce without having to man a store or stand. All it takes is a little trust in each other. Nothing foolish about assuming the best in people until shown otherwise - glad they caught the thief.
 
2022-09-30 4:20:23 PM  

middleoftheday: That is diabolical.  Think of the planning that went into that.

There was a tiny part of me that wanted to open a corn stand in Indiana.  That dream is now dead.  This is why America is falling apart.


The key to a successful corn stand is to not actually depend on your own corn.
 
2022-09-30 4:37:45 PM  
FTFA: They had Security Cameras pointed at the farm stand. They published her photo and that's how they ID'd the thief.

Yeah, I know, Welcome to Fark. Nobody reads the articles here.
 
2022-09-30 4:39:45 PM  

GregInIndy: It's nice to have so many places around here that just trust you to pay for the goods. I get ease & convenience and they get paid for produce without having to man a store or stand. All it takes is a little trust in each other. Nothing foolish about assuming the best in people until shown otherwise - glad they caught the thief.


You don't understand.  It's important to call people stupid on the Internet.
 
2022-09-30 4:41:32 PM  
As a side note and because we're just now at the end of the season for it, dear God, there is nothing tastier in the world than sweet corn that was on the plants in the fields just that morning. It's just about like candy. You could eat it raw. I however like to grill it in the husk to steam it in situ, then tear off the dry-grilled husk & add fresh butter & garlic salt.

That or brown up the kernels as well, grab crema, cotija, lime & cilantro, and make elotes.  die & go to heaven.
 
2022-09-30 4:57:04 PM  
Well, at least now the growers don't need to worry about her stalking them.
 
2022-09-30 5:08:18 PM  
Fine or arrest all of these farknuts.
Only authorized U.S. Postal Service delivery personnel are allowed to place items in a mailbox.  By law, a mailbox is intended only for receipt of postage-paid U.S. Mail.
 
2022-09-30 5:24:04 PM  

starlost: Fine or arrest all of these farknuts.
Only authorized U.S. Postal Service delivery personnel are allowed to place items in a mailbox.  By law, a mailbox is intended only for receipt of postage-paid U.S. Mail.


...Cliff?
 
2022-09-30 7:29:11 PM  
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Did they arrest her while she was getting a haircut?
 
2022-10-01 5:54:09 AM  
That story was quite corny.
 
2022-10-01 1:32:09 PM  

kdawg7736: That story was quite corny.


There was a kernel of truth in it, though.
 
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