"TLC released a statement saying they are investigating the matter. Kirlew is currently looking for a law firm that accepts discount coupons."
"In fact, the only prosecutions on record for coupon-based fraud have been not against individual consumers, but against stores. (In specific, the defendants were accused of not having sold the products at all, but simply clipping the coupons from the inserts in their unpurchased newspapers, and sending them in.)"
Also, you don't have to print off your coupons or buy the newspaper. Several coupon-clipping services are available on the web that will send you any coupon you want for a small handling fee.
It seems she spent $27.30 on that mustard. If she'd invested those funds in a non-mustard-based account earning 8% a year, in ten years she would have $185.00.
It might sound silly that improper coupon use is a crime, but consider it's kind of like the salami slice bank fraud; you steal fractions of a cent from millions of people and pretty soon you're talking real money.
« Older Meet Carolyn J. Martin. She makes art by igniting... | Friday Flash Fun: Realm of the... Newer »
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments
Buy a Shirt