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#221874 - 04/19/11 03:54 AM Re: Do we have an "Oh-Oh!" coming? [Re: ironraven]
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I used to drive a Vega. I hope that doesn't mean there is a chance I'm an alien. I know there are times when my wife thinks I am.

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Apologies. Couldn't resist.

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#221903 - 04/19/11 03:52 PM Re: Do we have an "Oh-Oh!" coming? [Re: Arney]
thseng Offline
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Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 900
Loc: NW NJ
Originally Posted By: Arney
An apparently well-planned and sophisticated group stole truckloads of produce and frozen meat! This group created a fake trucking company that was properly registered and insured. They were hired like any normal trucking company, went around picking up their loads for a few days, and then just disappeared. Crazy.

It is incredible how much trouble crooks will go through just to be dishonest. They registered with the federal government and bought insurance (under a stolen identity, I imagine) and bought/stole/borrowed/gained access to a truck in order to steal $300k worth of perishible produce which would net them how much? Split among how many people?
Why not just run a real trucking company? I guess that's complicated, not simple like stealing.
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#221942 - 04/19/11 09:38 PM Re: Do we have an "Oh-Oh!" coming? [Re: Susan]
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Arney, Yes, I saw that article. If crooks worked as hard at a legitimate business, they could be millionaires.

Another, two more recent signs of lack of prosperity locally:

The number of trailers (including tiny, old, scummy, moss-streaked ones) parked in driveways, and front and side yards, has increased by a factor of approx. ten. Most of them have orange extension cords running to them.

On my way out of my one-horse, one-gas-station, one-grocery store small town this morning, there was a fairly pretty young woman in her 20s sitting up in her sleeping bag beside a vacant building, holding a couple of small dogs. She looked normal, not like a junkie or homeless person, her hair looked clean, the dogs looked in good shape.

Sigh.

Sue

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