Computer glitch gives out free gasoline

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    PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — You can pump, but you can't hide. Some motorists in Michigan have found out the hard way that you can't just gas and go.
    They discovered that because of a computer glitch they could swipe their drivers' licenses instead of credit cards to gas up for free at the pumps outside the Meijer chain.

    A total of 107 people figured it out, many of them students from nearby colleges in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.

    In some cases people got as many as 15 fillups over a three-week period. Meijer got hosed for thousands.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-05-05-free-gas_x.htm
     
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