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Double dipping for double dips

Hey, it's a twofer this morning!

A guy was arrested in Manchester, New Hampshire on traffic charges. As he was leaving, he spotted a woman attempting to talk to officers at the front desk. He offered to translate for her, and discovered that she was attempting to bail out her husband who had been arrested on immigration charges. He slipped her a card, and left.

The card belonged to an officer he'd met. Instead of passing along the message that her husband wasn't eligible for bail, he told her he was the officer and could "arrange" for her husband's bail. He took her for $1,500.

So, we have a rather enterprising criminal who is stupid enough to carry out his con right inside the police station, and an immigrant (probably illegal, as her husband is being held on immigration charges and she's not fluent in English) depending on others to speak for her to authorities, and trusting this stranger to represent her interests fairly and accurately.

A better example of "traddutore, traditore" I haven't seen in a long time.


Comments (7)

Speaking or stupid criminal... (Below threshold)
marc:

Speaking or stupid criminals...

A Marshalltown woman faces charges of stealing three rolls of toilet paper from the local courthouse and could get prison time.

And the womans name? Butts

"She's facing three years incarceration for three rolls of toilet paper," Walker said. "Normally, that would be a simple misdemeanor."

Police said that on Friday, Butts was arrested on charges of stealing $30 from a family member. That makes four theft charges against her. A judge will decide what punishment fits this crime.

Read Roger Aranoff in 'Accu... (Below threshold)
kim:

Read Roger Aranoff in 'Accuracy in Media' on the Libby-Plame case.
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There is no Liberty without... (Below threshold)
jdavenport:

There is no Liberty without sovereignty. I know some people like the romantic notion of a borderless world.

It only empowers people who care nothing for others.

Why is Jay Tea obsessed wit... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Why is Jay Tea obsessed with extremely trivial matters happening in his home state?

Better yet, why is herman s... (Below threshold)
marc:

Better yet, why is herman so obsessed with what JT choses to post?

You don't like what is posted or are not concerned with his home State don't read it.

Good night, Plame.==... (Below threshold)
kim:

Good night, Plame.
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"Better yet, why is herman ... (Below threshold)
John in CA:

"Better yet, why is herman so obsessed with what JT choses to post?"

He probably thinks if he's noisy enough, Wizbang will give him his own Wizbang blog, say Wizbang Whine, like they did for the whiny dissidents Lee Ward, et al.




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