Archive for October, 2008

Your Money: IRS Issued $1B in Fraudulent Refunds in 2007

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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WASHINGTON — The government sent out more than $1 billion in fraudulent refunds last year and offered this explanation Thursday for the bad checks in the mail: The Internal Revenue Service has too few resources to pursue every tax fraud case. IRS investigators never even looked at an estimated $742 million in fraudulent refunds, according to a report by the Treasury Department office that monitors the agency. When they did identify an additional $264 million in bad refunds, it was too late to stop them from being issued. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBig Dogs Sportswear

Robber in Fresno impales himself on screwdriver and dies

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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FRESNO — Police say a robbery suspect died after accidentally stabbing himself with his own weapon during the getaway. Fresno police say the man used a screwdriver to rob a Mexican restaurant in east Central Fresno at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, then escaped on a bicycle with an undisclosed amount of cash. Minutes later police received an erroneous report that someone on a bicycle had been struck by a car. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceGriffin Technology

Man arrested after stolen truck passes officer owning it – Didn’t know his vehicle was stolen

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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FRISCO, Texas — A police officer directing traffic outside a concert in suburban Dallas noticed a familiar-looking truck driving by — his own.
The startling sight led to the arrest of James Matthew Herring, 22, who is charged with theft and evading arrest, police said. Frisco police officer Jerry Varner said he parked his maroon pickup about 100 yards from where he was directing traffic Saturday night. He said he didn’t notice anyone breaking in but recognized his truck coming toward him. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & Tobacco - Nutty News MarketplaceTabasco

Dog to return to Florida after 1,200-mile trip

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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RACINE, Wisconsin – Max the Maltese is headed home to Florida after the small dog vanished several months ago and finally turned up 1,200 miles away – in Chicago. Owner Richard Gonzalez of West Palm Beach, Fla., said Max went missing from his daughter’s yard in Brandon, Fla. She had brought Max to her home for a few weeks to visit with her own dogs. Gonzalez reported the disappearance as a pet theft. “Even if he ran away, he wasn’t going to get far. It’s a subdivision,” Gonzalez said. “Somebody’s going to grab him.” Max was located recently in Chicago, where animal control workers identified him thanks to an implanted microchip. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBooks-A-Million

Man Jailed After Girlfriend Ate From His Plate At Buffet

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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The old two-for-one buffet trick backfired. Dan Linscomb, 40, of Texas City, Texas, ate the buffet at the Iron Skillet restaurant in northwest Atlanta on Oct. 21. He admitted, an Atlanta police report said, that his girlfriend “ate a couple bites from his plate.” When he was charged for two $7 buffet meals, Linscomb refused to pay for one of them. He said that “there were no signs in the restaurant that said someone could not have some food off your plate,” the report said. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace1-800-FLOWERS

2 Adults, 3-Year-Old Boy Involved in Attack on Police Officer

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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Tennessee – A woman and her 3-year-old son allegedly assaulted a Tennessee policeman at a gas station on Wednesday, MyEyewitnessNews.com reported.
Police say the Memphis officer stopped a white Cadillac with two adults and a child inside for speeding. When he asked the driver, Terrence Braden, to step out of the car, Braden allegedly wrestled him to the ground, MyEyewitnessNews.com reported. The toddler also joined in on the attack, allegedly kicking the officer several times. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & Tobacco - Nutty News MarketplaceThompson Cigar

Ex-lover killed woman in rage – Stabbs her 222 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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BOYNTON BEACH — Carol Anne Burger killed her former lover by stabbing her 222 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver and then took pains to hide her crime, police said Wednesday.
Jessica Kalish, who shared a house with Burger despite breaking up with her more than a year ago, was found last Thursday stuffed in the backseat of her gun-metal BMW sedan, abandoned behind a medical office at 2300 S. Congress Avenue. Her blood was splashed around the rear end and undercarriage of the car, as if her killer had tried to load her into the trunk. The driver-side window was shattered. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceC Medical

Campus Cop Charged With Stealing Donuts

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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New York – State police say an upstate New York college campus policeman was helping himself to free pastries at a local convenience store.
The Valero Nice N Easy offers free coffee to any police officer in uniform.
Sgt. Steve Brody of the Morrisville State College University Police stopped daily to buy a newspaper and pick up a free cup of coffee. He also routinely stuffed a pastry into his coat. Brody is now accused of taking about $30 worth of pastries over at least 17 separate occasions. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceAvon

Man Pleads Guilty To Running Over Baby Ducks

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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SOMERS POINT, New Jersey – A 20-year-old has pleaded guilty to needlessly killing an animal for running over some baby ducks in a Somers Point parking lot. Witnesses said the suspect swerved around other cars that were waiting for the baby ducks to pass. Steven Davey of Egg Harbor Township was fined more than $1,000. He can get some of that reduced by volunteering at an animal shelter. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceDavid’s Cookies

Four teens charged over attack on 75-year-old blind flamingo

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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Australia – Four Australian teenagers were charged Thursday with attacking an almost blind greater flamingo that is believed to be the oldest bird of its kind in the world, police and zoo officials said. The flamingo’s head and beak were injured and it was bleeding from an eye after the attack at Adelaide Zoo that left it in a critical condition, zoo staff said. “The bird arrived at the zoo in 1933 and was a mature bird at that stage,” a spokeswoman for the zoo told AFP. “So although we don’t know it’s exact age it is at least 75 years old — much older than they grow in the wild.” More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplacePersonalization Mall

Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship – Joins China

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.
The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy. The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceAnytime Costumes

Wife-Killer Scott Peterson Writing Casey Anthony in Jail

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Date: October 29th, 2008

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Florida – Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is writing the Florida woman accused of killing her missing toddler, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. Sources tell the paper that the California death-row inmate has been writing Casey Anthony in the Orange County Jail. Peterson was convicted three years ago of killing his wife, Laci, and unborn son, though he maintains his innocence. On Tuesday, Casey Anthony entered a not guilty plea to charges she murdered her daughter, Caylee, who has been missing since mid-June. More… UpdateMagazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBare Necessities

Disgruntled call center worker froze customer’s bank account

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Date: October 29th, 2008

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UK – George Bates, 23, said he found the operator at Abbey’s call centre to be “rude and arrogant” and gave him a low rating in a post-call customer satisfaction survey. However, when the self-employed carpenter later rang the bank he was unable to access his account for “security reasons”.
Mr Bates, who is single, then visited his local branch and discovered his identity had been changed to that of a 33-year-old Ugandan divorcee. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceAdam & Eve- Only Adults Store

Big Bra Caper – Victoria’s Secret thief makes off with over 100 bras

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Date: October 29th, 2008

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — More than 100 bras – worth more than $4,500 – were stolen Monday from Victoria’s Secret at the Indian River Mall, according to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office report.
The store has reported at least three other large shoplifting incidents this year. Monday’s incident happened at 6:45 p.m. while the store clerk was helping several customers in the back of the store. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceHealth Center for Better Living

After pleading guilty to stealing $40,000 a former county employee claims the taxpayers owe him $92,000

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Date: October 29th, 2008

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Montana – Despite pleading guilty to stealing about $40,000 from taxpayers and non-profits, a former Butte-Silver Bow County employee claims the taxpayers owe him money. Former facilities manager Gary Lean filed a counterclaim in Butte district court Tuesday claiming the county owes him about $92,000 in compensatory time, sick leave and other pay. This counterclaim comes in response to the county’s lawsuit filed earlier this month that demanded Lean pay back about $158,000. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace - Cinema Now