Spill the beans here...

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  1. JOKER96BRAVO
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    JOKER96BRAVO Senior Member

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    C'mon, let's here it..
    Ok, I'll start

    I filled Jim’s cube up with styrofoam peanuts…
    Just kidding.

    So here it is….
    I worked at a grocery store when I was 16.
    Me and 4 other cashiers came up with this scheme to get cheap
    stuff from the store. It started out with us buying beer from each other
    (under age),then we found the “general” button. We could ring up whatever
    we wanted and hit that button, then ring it up at a different price. We would
    get cigs for like $5.00 a carton. One guy got caught because he bought like 6
    cartons the day before payday and they got smart on us. He ended up being
    the only one caught, and tried to tell on the rest of us and we all played
    stupid. Nothing happened to him other than getting fired.
     
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    Ummm... I stole a Jolly Rancher from the supermarket when I was 15...
     
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    I heard about this, but haven't had the chance to try it. One of the major department stores (probably Wal-Mart) has, or used to have, a policy where they would take back items up to $40, no questions asked, without a receipt, and without scanning them. All you had to do was take an item from the front of the store to the returns section and they'd give you the money for it. I wanna try it out, but I don't wanna get busted if they've gone around that.
     
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    Also, when I used to work for Goodwill, I was one of the people that worked in the back and took donations from the drive-thru window. I also priced items. The biggest perk of this job was, if someone brought in something you wanted, all you had to do was just put it to the side. Nobody knew it had been donated, so you could basically take whatever you wanted. I only got a few CD's and stuff, I didn't work there long. The guy that had been working there for a while said he got a TV, speakers, CD Player, all kinds of stuff.
     
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    Our Wal-Mart now adheres stickers to the bag your return is in to signify it is indeed a return. I don't see this scheme working.
     
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    Kids!!! Can you say security camera, Dan?
    Don't be an idiot. :)
     
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    Any more stories???
     
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    Well it's not my story but a *ahem* very close relative, who shall remain nameless to avoid prosecution, which he was saved from. Fortunately for myself, I just found out about this, over a decade later.

    When said individual was 8 years old, he was moved to a new school. Being endowed with leadership skills and an anti-social persona, within a month of 3rd grade, he had collected a group of other gifted students into a shoplifting and resale gang. They would visit the local grocery/pharmacy store and 'collect' the 'hot' pencils, folders, candies, gifts for parents and 'sweethearts', then take them to school and sell them during recess.

    Now said individual, HE never stole anything, he was the leader and told the others what to steal and he set the prices. (when something wouldn't 'move' he'd reduce the cost.) He divided up the proceeds.

    About 5 months into this felonious ring, the store found out and busted them. Even when I was a kid, we all knew they prosecuted shoplifters. Never one to get in major problems, this individual had no problem calling in connections. Luckily for him, his uncle whom he asked for as his one phone call, was a rather high ranking officer on the city's police force. He came and the kids were released to him.

    Now he took each boy home and told their parents what had happened. All except one. Guess whom? (I do believe I'll kill my brother one of these days.) Luckily this unnamed precocious criminal has had a change of behavior. His goal is now to get a job with the FBI. Go figure.
     
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    When I was in grade school, I switched pricetags on a notebook, so I could afford it. Sent the price difference plus tax to the store annonymously.
     
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    Dang, I was too scared to do things like this. I never even cheated on a test. Hey I got good at lying by omission to my parents, does that count? :happy2:
     

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