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Old 06-24-2007, 09:10 PM
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Wife went out to her car about 30 minutes ago to get a few bucks to give to our son. Found that her cash, credit card and debit card were gone. We had them at lunchtime after which we came straight home. We have been home all day.

Seems someone came into the garage and opend her car, took the stuff and put the purse back where they found it. If it wasn't for her wanting to get some cash we wouldn't have known until tomorrow. Within the last 30 minutes they have used it 3 times at the nearest gas station.

So we have cancelled them (and my credit card that has the same number). Now she is on the line with the JSO to see if they are interested in contacting the gas station for their video. We have the exact times it was swiped. I'm guessing the same guy is on the video using the card.

Hope they want to catch these pieces of scum.

We live in a gated golfing community so we suspect the friends of some of the kids in our street - which is a cul-de-sac.

Not as big a deal as it could have been - $30 and the hassle of the cards. But still makes you feel violated.
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:14 PM
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I hear ya brother...been there had it done to me. Result... NEVER LEAVE you wallet, purse whatever in the car..EVER. And certainly not unlocked. I hope they catch the SOB to.
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:29 PM
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Thats the first place thieves go with stolen credit cards. The gas station. They either gas their own cars or test the card by inserting it into the pump to see if it's good or if its been rejected. Most gas stations have surveillance cameras but they usually won't cater to citizens. Maybe the police can get them to show the tape with you watching. You may recognize one of the culprits.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:06 AM
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The friends of some of the kids on your street AND the kids on your street! One is no less guilty then the other. Hope they catch the little bastards!
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Cop was here until after midnight. Feels that they will get them relatively easy based on license numbers at the gas station.

Considered dusting but didn't feel they needed to.

What's going to be bad for these kids (if it was as I suspect) is that this is classified as a burglary since they entered the house (garage) to steal. Seems home burglary is taken a whole lot more seriously than stealing from a parked car.

More later I'm sure.
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Sometime in the morning at the train station I stop at the vending machine and buy myself a can of hot coffee. You wouldn’t think coffee in a can would be any good, but it is, maybe even better than anything from Starbucks…if you could find a Starbucks here. But coffee is becoming popular here so more and more people are drinking it on the train on their way to work. And there it is, change (coins) already in the change bin. Someone else, perhaps the person at the vending machine before, forgot to take their change. What do I do?

I don’t take the coins because they are not mine. So I remove the change and stack the coins, largest on the bottom, and place the stack on the top of the vending machine where it is easily visible. I stack the coins to make a neat pile because whomever forgot their change is worthy of my respect until they prove themselves otherwise unworthy. I put their money on top of the vending machine so that whomever forgot it will know where it is and can pick it up next time they come thru, maybe tomorrow on their way to work; maybe longer. I place the stack of coin next to another stack already on top of the machine. No one will take the coins if they don't own them. The coins may sit there on top of a vending machine in a crowded train station for a week or so before their owner comes by again.

That's reason 2935767403.2398 why I choose not to live where you do.
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:50 PM
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Don't get your hopes up that anyone will do anything about this.

My wife had her credit card stolen from the console of her car when she went through a carwash. It was a card she rarely used, and the issuing bank contacted us to see if we had made some rather strange purchases. Otherwise more time would have passed before she realized the card was gone. The cops said they had received so many complaints of the same thing happening in that place that they hardly bothered to do a report.

I did some snooping of my own and found out exactly who the person was who stole the card by contacting the merchants where the card was used until we figured it had been stolen. The big dummy (and I do mean BIG) who stole the card actually worked at the carwash and went that afternoon to a Big and Tall Men's Clothing store and bought several 100 dollars worth of clothing. The manager remembered a big black guy coming in with a skinny blonde white girl. They had also done the gas station thing as well as a grocery store.

I called the carwash and confirmed that there was a guy who matched the description who worked there, and he did have a girlfriend who matched the description as well. I gave all this info to the cops and the credit card company, but I never heard another thing from either of them. After about a week, I called the carwash manager again and was told the guy in question didn't work there any more. We were not held responsible for the fraudulent charges, and it looks like the guy just got himself some free stuff compliments of Citibank and the Oak Ridge TN PD.
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:57 PM
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lol.....heres one for ya......had an old roommate (kicked his sorry ass out, after kicking his sorry ass) took my bank card out of my wallet one night and went out on the town......spent just better then 300 bucks..............as soon as i figured out what was going on, i turned him in to the cops....called the bank......etc..... before he was arrested the bank refubded my money back to the card......

all seems well so far right ??

well heres the screwed up deal...........the bank refused to press charges against him because of the relative small amount, and since the bank refunded the charges back to me, the cops said no crime had been committed against me, so i couldnt press charges for the money he spent.......best i could do was get him a ticket written for unauthorized use of property..........i went to jail for 24 hours for beating the sh!t out of him......and he got 4 hours community service and a slap on the wrist when he went to court........do you know they actually labled it domestic violence against me because we were roomates........

lmao !....wheres the effin justice in that ?
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:04 PM
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here in north carolina they attach a domestic violence charge to your drivers license.......so i had to run around for a week with that hanging over my head (automaticaly violent blah blah blah) until i went to court for it.....at least the charges got dropped because he didnt show up.....it just pissed me off that i got labeled like that.....i dunno, call me crazy but i dont see the justice in it
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:25 AM
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Eyeball,
Where do you live that a stack of coins will stay on a public vending machine for a week? I thought places like this only exist in the movies.
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FLScout172 - 6/26/2007 10:25 AM

Eyeball,
Where do you live that a stack of coins will stay on a public vending machine for a week? I thought places like this only exist in the movies.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:20 PM
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Sometime in the morning at the train station I stop at the vending machine and buy myself a can of hot coffee. You wouldn’t think coffee in a can would be any good, but it is, maybe even better than anything from Starbucks…if you could find a Starbucks here. But coffee is becoming popular here so more and more people are drinking it on the train on their way to work. And there it is, change (coins) already in the change bin. Someone else, perhaps the person at the vending machine before, forgot to take their change. What do I do?

I don’t take the coins because they are not mine. So I remove the change and stack the coins, largest on the bottom, and place the stack on the top of the vending machine where it is easily visible. I stack the coins to make a neat pile because whomever forgot their change is worthy of my respect until they prove themselves otherwise unworthy. I put their money on top of the vending machine so that whomever forgot it will know where it is and can pick it up next time they come thru, maybe tomorrow on their way to work; maybe longer. I place the stack of coin next to another stack already on top of the machine. No one will take the coins if they don't own them. The coins may sit there on top of a vending machine in a crowded train station for a week or so before their owner comes by again.

That's reason 2935767403.2398 why I choose not to live where you do.
lol...ok then....if the dummys forgot their change, or didnt know about it to begin with......then how do they know that little stack of change is theirs the next day ???????
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:22 PM
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i bet you there is a crackhead waiting across the street keeping an eye on that vending machine........he "knows" whos change it is.......lol
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:06 AM
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SlowButFast - 6/27/2007 2:20 PM

lol...ok then....if the dummys forgot their change, or didnt know about it to begin with......then how do they know that little stack of change is theirs the next day ???????

Common coin denominations. Put 2x100 in, get 80 back. Put 1x500 in, get 380 back. You either forgot a big stack of coins or a little stack.

A few months ago a friend was passing thru and lost a packet of train tickets. Train tickets are like cash, they have value to anyone that holds them. Tickets can be turned back in for their cash value at any train ticket counter in any station. $150 of tickets gone, last seen when he was walking thru the train station. So a few days later when he came back thru that same station again he stopped at the police kiosk and picked up his tickets. Someone turned them in to the police. The police have no idea whose tickets they are, they just know someone lost the tickets and will come looking for them later, so the police hold the tickets until their owner comes back from them. If you find someone’s train ticket you don’t even think about cashing it in because it is not yours.

It's a diff society, diff way of thinking.


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DRUGS Think how different life would be without em
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seaclops - 6/28/2007 9:37 AM

DRUGS Think how different life would be without em
I did, I mean I can. Well I tried but I don't want to. I mean I can quit anytime I want to. What was the question?

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bonghits rule
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:59 PM
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Update.

They caught the guy. Took a while but they got him.

Woman in the neighborhood was taking in her groceries, took one load in and came back out to the car and saw him grab her purse. He ran to his car and she got into her's and followed him, meanwhile calling her husband and talked him down to where they were. They caught up with him at the same gas station he went to after taking my wife's stuff. The husband got him to hand back the purse and they called the police. The guy took off and they got his plate.

Police ran the plate - came up empty! But now we all know what car to look out for.

Last week another neighbor saw a guy go into his neighbor's garage from the car that fit the description. He calls the rent a cop and cops and they caught him.

Bottom line, the guy had five, count them, five tags in his auto! No wonder they couldn't get him off the gas station video or the plate that the husband and wife gave them.

He lives in the neighborhood with his parents. The police are currently pulling together whatever they do and are nailing him.

Should be interesting to see what he gets, if anything these days. Don't know if we'll be involved since we can't prove anything on our incident.
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Menzies - 8/10/2007 9:59 AM

Should be interesting to see what he gets, if anything these days. Don't know if we'll be involved since we can't prove anything on our incident.
If it happened in California and it was non-violent and the perp is an illegal criminal alien, there won’t be any jail time and your insurance should cover any loss. Now, if it was YOU doing the crimes, you’d get jail, be ordered to pay restitution, your car confiscated, … Because in America, now American citizens have less (real world) rights than the illegal aliens.

Glad they got the scumbag. Having 5 plates in his car is a good indication he was planning a lot of thefts. You and your neighbors did good!

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Old 08-09-2007, 10:34 PM
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The beauty of the whole thing is that all reports are Public record. Now you can get all his information. So if this Bozo pulls this stuff again in your area, you know where to find him.
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