Saturday, September 06, 2008

Time To Play: How Much Do We Love Dumb Crooks

Credit Card Thief Caught After Signing Own Name to Receipts

IOWA CITY, Iowa — "Iowa City police say they didn't have much trouble finding a man accused of using a stolen credit card — he signed his own name to the receipts.

Police say Kody Merrival of Iowa City used the stolen credit card to buy a latte at a coffee house and to buy cigarettes at a tobacco store.

Police say the credit card was reported stolen from an unlocked apartment last month.

They say Merrival also tried to use it at another store, but the card was declined because it came up as stolen.

Police say Merrival also used the card at a local deli.

He has been charged with four counts of unauthorized use of a credit card."

As one who generally despises new laws, I do however think that "And dumb as a box of claw hammers" should be tacked on to crimes committed by those who meet certain standards. Signing your OWN NAME to a stolen card receipt certainly qualifies.

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