Friday, November 03, 2006

Florida teen scams $800,000 on eBay

Greed gets'em every time. After the first few hundred thou I think I'd have shutdown the op and blew town. GET GREEDY. GET CAUGHT. You could counterfeit $1 bills printed on lined notebook paper all day and never get caught. Start going for the $10/20/50's and you're gonna get nailed.

A teen in Winter Park, Fla., was arrested on suspicion of selling about $800,000 worth of computers that did not exist on the online auction site eBay, Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials said.

Agents raided a Winter Park home on Aloma Road belonging to the parents of Thomas Thompson, 19, and took teen into custody Friday.

"Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Thompson was selling high-end computer routers on eBay," Local 6's Louis Bolden said. "People were actually paying for them but he never delivered the goods -- ripping them off for about $800,000."[...]

1 comment:

beakerkin said...

An aspiring Ponzi scheeme from a teen. This comes as no surprise as the web has made fraud easier.