09-19-2012, 01:23 PM #1
Refund fraud Cash credited to EBT Card
Four Sarasota residents were charged Tuesday in a plot to use discarded receipts at several stores to get fraudulent "refunds" for purchases they never made, Sarasota County deputies said.
Brandie Horsley, 29; Thomas Harrison, 45; David Walshaw, 36; and James Buck, 30; were charged with scheming to defraud.
The group was seen by deputies scouring through store parking lots and trash cans in search of receipts for food purchased with cash, the sheriff's office said.
Horsley would take receipts to customer service counters and say she meant to use her food stamp card, investigators said. She would ask that the card be charged for the receipt amount and the cash refunded to her instead, investigators said
Brandie Horsley"This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
09-19-2012, 01:31 PM #2
Here's the other one, James Buck.If there is anything worse than the sandwiches, it is the sausages which sit next to them. Joyless tubes, full of gristle, floating in a sea of something hot and sad, stuck with a plastic pin in the shape of a chef’s hat: A memorial, one feels, for some chef who hated the world, and died, forgotten and alone among his cats on a back stair in Stepney. – Douglas Adams
09-19-2012, 02:06 PM #3
I'm totally underwhelmed. Doesn't the State of Florida have better things to do, like chasing murderers, finding the missing, and curbing child abuse to name a few?
No, of course I don't like what they did, but I like child abuse, rape, disappearance, and murder a whole lot less.
Get with it guys, find them missing, bring 'em home, stop child abuse, hunt down the killers. After that, go after penny-anti fraud.
My opinion only
09-19-2012, 02:27 PM #4All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; The point is to discover them.
Jodi Ann Arias - GUILTY 1st Degree Murder
Sentence - LIFE Without Parole
09-20-2012, 04:50 AM #5
Let me tell you the Sarasota Police also like to harass people too. My son had a job where he got off work at like 11pm and he had to walk home they were always stopping him asking questions ect made him empty his pockets a one point.. he said he did it because he has nothing to hide ..but just the same you would think after stopping him a few times and I am sure he told them he was walking home from work they would leave him be. My son said are you kiddin me they are hoping I will have somethin on me I shouldn't .."This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
09-20-2012, 06:23 AM #6
If you can't be bothered to empathize with the owner, think about the employees who have to deal with these thieves and then maybe get in trouble with the boss for it. Think of the people not hired or having their hours cut b/c the store is losing money from this.
Theft is a huge budget problem in any retail business. As a business owner who always got paid last, after all the other bills and expenses, I know that even $100 worth of theft might be the difference between ME being able to pay a bill or not.
Yes times are hard. They are hard for the ones putting in a hard day's labor too!
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