Busboy makes good!
March 20, 2001 8:05 AM   Subscribe

Busboy makes good! Sometimes when your pay is not enough to live on you have to take action to correct things. This guy did. With a computer he didn't even own.
posted by Postroad (12 comments total)
The way they captured the guy is too cool to be true.
posted by lbergstr at 8:31 AM on March 20, 2001

Am I the only one who finds it very inappropriate and rather scary that fraud and theft are being characterised as "taking action to correct things?"
posted by Dreama at 9:26 AM on March 20, 2001

Original, more compelling story in the New York Post. This story plays well with the tabloid-style treatment.
posted by Mo Nickels at 9:57 AM on March 20, 2001

Why was this guy still working in a restaurant kitchen?
posted by quirked at 10:01 AM on March 20, 2001

Dreama: I get the feeling Postroad was making a joke there, not condoning theft and fraud.

quirked: who suspects the busboy of being a master criminal?
posted by darukaru at 10:09 AM on March 20, 2001

Someday you folks will have a job as busboy and then you will understand.
posted by Postroad at 3:19 PM on March 20, 2001

I smell a screenplay.
posted by frykitty at 3:54 PM on March 20, 2001

Isn't it interesting that the police who arrested him are praising him... glorifying his crimes with their admiration? Could it be indicative of the vast gap in the amount of money possessed by the victims, and the common man -- busboy or cop?

Don't you think both John Dillinger and Robin Hood would be proud?
posted by crunchland at 4:07 PM on March 20, 2001

This guy screwed Eisner, Oprah, AND the credit card companies? Wow...I'm getting a little misty-eyed.
posted by Optamystic at 1:26 AM on March 21, 2001

if he'd gotten away with it, he'd be my hero. as it stands he obviously got too greedy and kept fishing for more.

i dunno, it is illegal, and it is taking from others that which isn't yours, but this guy's got balls as big as watermelons, and that, i respect.
posted by titboy at 3:53 AM on March 21, 2001

if he'd gotten away with it, you wouldn't have known about it.
posted by crunchland at 5:45 AM on March 21, 2001

I understand most of his fraud was committed via telephone, voicemail, postal letter, courier, and fax. Shouldn't this be "GREATEST FRAUD IN HISTORY THAT ONLY INCIDENTALLY INVOLVES INTERNET NOT THAT WE WOULD PUT THAT IN A HEADLINE BUT YOU KNOW WE DO HAVE PAPERS TO SELL"?
posted by dhartung at 8:00 AM on March 21, 2001

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