I used to work with criminals Page 2

  • ZuluHero 20 Mar 2019 20:20:47 7,396 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    My dad used to drink with a guy called hippie Dave who was a washing machine repairman - he was exposed on cowboy traders for taking parts off machines, taking it to the van for the “replacement” and refitting the same part for a great price
    Ooh, I remember seeing him on that!
  • MadCaddy13 20 Mar 2019 20:24:50 3,027 posts
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    When I worked in McDonald’s, a co-worker of mine had a neat idea of scamming the company. Every time someone ordered a happy meal, he would pretend to put it through and give them a penny change (he only scams when they give him £2) and pocket the rest. Done it for ages - amassed about £3k before being caught
  • JamboWayOh 20 Mar 2019 20:27:53 13,130 posts
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    I used to work with a prolific paedophile who had been in Korea, Thailand and Cambodia before he got nabbed in Vietnam where he was sent down. His name should have rung bells really...

    https://medium.com/@John_F_Power/how-canada-let-a-child-sex-abuser-run-rampant-across-asia-89f78e11f4aa
  • Deleted user 20 March 2019 20:29:11
    Do you still hear from him occasionally?
  • challenge_hanukkah 20 Mar 2019 20:30:24 10,711 posts
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    BurtMacklin wrote:
    Do you still hear from him occasionally?
    Mostly in the Nintendo Switch thread.

    Edited by challenge_hanukkah at 20:30:33 20-03-2019
  • Razz 20 Mar 2019 20:30:29 598 posts
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    Apart from everyone I work being coke heads...

    Back in the 90s, I used to play street fighter with a bunch of kids in my lunch hour and after school, turns out one of them was Learco Chindamo. The guy that murdered Philip Lawrence, headteacher of St Georges.
  • JamboWayOh 20 Mar 2019 20:39:02 13,130 posts
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    BurtMacklin wrote:
    Do you still hear from him occasionally?
    I don't think they let you write letters in Vietnamese prisons.
  • neilka 20 Mar 2019 20:44:43 22,534 posts
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    I once bust a goose up behind a branch of Snappy Snaps
  • Your-Mother 20 Mar 2019 20:50:42 2,764 posts
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    MadCaddy13 wrote:
    When I worked in McDonald’s, a co-worker of mine had a neat idea of scamming the company. Every time someone ordered a happy meal, he would pretend to put it through and give them a penny change (he only scams when they give him £2) and pocket the rest. Done it for ages - amassed about £3k before being caught
    My mate did the same when we worked at Blockbusters together. If they paid cash he’d scan it through as a “promise” redemption and pocket it. I think he only scammed through about thirty quid before they cottoned on and fired him though.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 20 Mar 2019 20:55:30 15,723 posts
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    My grandad told off Ronnie Biggs for swearing too much and offending my grandma in an east end pub. He wrote an apology note to her on a napkin, which I now have.
  • Deleted user 20 March 2019 20:59:00
    JamboWayOh wrote:
    BurtMacklin wrote:
    Do you still hear from him occasionally?
    I don't think they let you write letters in Vietnamese prisons.
    I know they lost PMs recently.
  • elstoof 20 Mar 2019 21:02:03 23,144 posts
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    MadCaddy13 wrote:
    When I worked in McDonald’s, a co-worker of mine had a neat idea of scamming the company. Every time someone ordered a happy meal, he would pretend to put it through and give them a penny change (he only scams when they give him £2) and pocket the rest. Done it for ages - amassed about £3k before being caught

    Common practice in bars and pubs when the customer pays cash, if they order a spirit and mixer you just run the mixer through the till and pocket the rest of the money. Then at the end of the week buy a bottle of cheap vodka and top up the stock
  • captain-Snufkin 20 Mar 2019 21:06:37 829 posts
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    Hardly worth it when you won't be able to get another retail job for life is it?
  • Cappy 20 Mar 2019 21:29:35 14,080 posts
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    Whilst I would describe one boss I had as a criminal, he wasn't quite at that level. Lots of court dates for infractions which he wouldn't bother turning up for, he knew how to ride the line but never quite crossed over to the point where he'd get convicted of anything.

    White collar crime really is the way to go as long as you don't push your luck.

    He was the most prodigious liar I've ever come across. I don't think he ever forgave me for destroying his hidden porn collection. For about a month I'd been constantly running short of hard disc space which was at a premium as I was preparing several publications to go to print. He may have thought he'd hidden his filth well but I found it in no time because I was searching for large files and he'd hidden it inside disc images, I guess he thought that making sure that no search hits returned for 'glistening jugs.jpeg' would be enough.

    It was at the end of a long day and I needed that space, I deleted the whole lot without mercy. Besides, you just don't want to see somebody's porn collection, it's a bit too personal.

    Edited by Cappy at 00:06:52 21-03-2019
  • grey_matters 20 Mar 2019 22:14:55 4,697 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    My grandad told off Ronnie Biggs for swearing too much and offending my grandma in an east end pub. He wrote an apology note to her on a napkin, which I now have.
    Hah. That's a bit good!
  • Vice.Destroyer 21 Mar 2019 00:10:10 7,244 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Apart from everyone I work being coke heads...

    Back in the 90s, I used to play street fighter with a bunch of kids in my lunch hour and after school, turns out one of them was Learco Chindamo. The guy that murdered Philip Lawrence, headteacher of St Georges.
    What a small world. I knew a guy that went to that school and saw the stabbing.
  • Lukus 21 Mar 2019 00:11:37 21,931 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    My grandad told off Ronnie Biggs for swearing too much and offending my grandma in an east end pub. He wrote an apology note to her on a napkin, which I now have.
    Ever had it valued?
  • Youthist 21 Mar 2019 00:16:53 13,768 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    MadCaddy13 wrote:
    When I worked in McDonald’s, a co-worker of mine had a neat idea of scamming the company. Every time someone ordered a happy meal, he would pretend to put it through and give them a penny change (he only scams when they give him £2) and pocket the rest. Done it for ages - amassed about £3k before being caught
    My mate did the same when we worked at Blockbusters together. If they paid cash he’d scan it through as a “promise”
    redemption and pocket it. I think he only scammed through about thirty quid before they cottoned on and fired him though.
    Worlds shortst Netflix true crime documentary.
  • Vice.Destroyer 21 Mar 2019 00:25:26 7,244 posts
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    macmurphy wrote:
    @Vice.Destroyer

    Is there not quite a lot of moody shit that goes on in councils though? Heard lots about people getting shuffled on housing lists, premises inspectors getting bungs, and so forth.
    I'm sure there is. (I don't really know one way or another) It's just a little different for me in this case, because I know three of the implicated guys and I am genuinely shocked at it. We were trained together and I guess this betrays my naivete, but I thought that the guys I knew were honest. More fool me.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 21 Mar 2019 00:45:43 945 posts
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    Barmaid at a local of mine also worked at Asda. Turns out she’d been taking stock out the back doors for years and by the time the management spotted it, she taken hundreds of thousands of pounds worth.

    She got either two or five years iirc. Would have been longer apparently but the management didn’t throw the book at her because they were embarrassed they’d not spotted it and didn’t want it hitting the media.

    She didn’t seem the type at all. Just shows what a crap detective I’d be.
  • Tonka 21 Mar 2019 08:40:45 29,523 posts
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    I once worked in a restaurant that was owned by Hells Angels
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Mar 2019 09:13:40 10,711 posts
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    You worked in a front for the Hells Angels.
  • Tonka 21 Mar 2019 09:23:38 29,523 posts
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    Yeah, I didn't know it when I started. I even had to ask the president to move aside once. He used to hang around the kitchen whenever he was there (every fortnight or so), usually not in regalia so I had no clue who he was until someone said "That was the president of HA you just asked to get out of the way"

    He wasn't bothered at all though (and it's not as if I was rude or anything). It always looked as if he'd like to join in and do some cooking to me.

    They had a private back room where they ate rare steak and chips.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 21 Mar 2019 09:41:18 15,723 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    My grandad told off Ronnie Biggs for swearing too much and offending my grandma in an east end pub. He wrote an apology note to her on a napkin, which I now have.
    Ever had it valued?
    No. I wouldn't ever sell it so it's somewhat moot, although I suppose it would be interesting to know.
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Mar 2019 09:42:19 10,711 posts
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    Upload a picture of it?
  • SolidSCB 21 Mar 2019 09:44:32 11,093 posts
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    I worked in a dodgy call centre during the evenings while I was at college that got hit with a benefits sting. Came in one evening and about 17 of the 20-odd people who worked there didn't come in, having had a letter through their door that morning telling them they'd been caught signing on while working there.
  • DaM 21 Mar 2019 09:49:37 17,323 posts
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    During the Uni summer holidays, my Dad worked for the council parks department in his home town. There was a really weird guy they called "Stinky Black". Just strange.

    He now thinks it was Robert Black, child serial killer.

    On a slightly lesser scale, I had a mate who did the drinks trolley on the Glasgow-Edinburgh train. He stuffed his pockets full of his own tea bags, and used those to make the customers' tea (probably better quality than what Scotrail were punting). He pocketed their money.

    Got rumbled when he over did it and someone noticed tea sales were down 80%....
  • anephric 21 Mar 2019 09:52:42 3,222 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    I worked in a dodgy call centre during the evenings while I was at college that got hit with a benefits sting. Came in one evening and about 17 of the 20-odd people who worked there didn't come in, having had a letter through their door that morning telling them they'd been caught signing on while working there.
    I can do one better than that: a woman at the DWP office I worked at was claiming income support the whole time she was there (illegally) and it took the DWP two whole years to twig.

    Their.
    Own.
    Employee.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 21 Mar 2019 09:57:35 15,723 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    Upload a picture of it?
    Why?
  • SolidSCB 21 Mar 2019 10:01:22 11,093 posts
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    anephric wrote:
    SolidSCB wrote:
    I worked in a dodgy call centre during the evenings while I was at college that got hit with a benefits sting. Came in one evening and about 17 of the 20-odd people who worked there didn't come in, having had a letter through their door that morning telling them they'd been caught signing on while working there.
    I can do one better than that: a woman at the DWP office I worked at was claiming income support the whole time she was there (illegally) and it took the DWP two whole years to twig.

    Their.
    Own.
    Employee.
    That is amazing. You've got to admire the brass neck of it if nothing else.
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