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Snappy signore sought for Copley credit-card caper
By adamg on Tue, 01/31/2017 - 9:07pm
Boston Police report they are looking for a man who used a stolen credit card to buy $13,000 worth of stuff at several Copley Place stores on the afternoon of Jan. 11
Police say the man, who had an Italian accent, was 6 feet tall and bald. He wore a blue suit with a white shirt and purple tie.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4683 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
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Two wrongs etc.
Well you know, two wrongs don't make a right. But... why don't we just bail him out? He's probably too big to fail.
Hey I am not a lawyer and am
Hey I am not a lawyer and am genuinely curious, why isn't this just a civil matter between the man the stores? Is defending stores for the 1% the best application of critical BPD resources?
You read the memo...
he's dangerously Italian.
It's not between Signore Pelato and the stores. The stores got paid. It's between the credit card companies/ the theft victim and the perpetrator. You seriously suggest theft doesn't belong in the list of things police should help with?
The credit card processor will most likely chargeback the payment from the stores. If the funds are not currently available they will deduct it from future payments. There are a handful of exceptions to this and if the stores used a chip card terminal, ID'd the perp and authenticated in a series of back end steps I can't comment on here then they may have a case, but all of that almost never happens so the processor most likely will chargeback.
In that case the store is the party at loss and the charge would be burglary. The individual whose identity was used can file a civil case of identity theft and sue for damages, and the police can add a criminal charge to the perp if they find him.
I'm wrong. I learned my new thing for the day.
As the fraudulent use of the credit card is demonstrable, the credit card company will have refunded the money to the owner, and reversed the charge to the business, leaving them out of pocket.
Signore Testa d'Uovo has stolen the merchandise from the store, using the credit card as a tool. This is a criminal offense, covered under MGL Chapter 266 Section 37. It deserves the attention of the police no less than if he had used a crowbar.
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This was credit card fraud, and that's a crime. It's a type of theft, and there are laws against it.
"Hey I am not a lawyer"
smartest thing you've said all day
don't get down though, its still early and I think you can keep the momentum going
Hey scum the smartest thing
Hey scum the smartest thing you have said all day is presumably coming later this evening?
i take it
you also aren't a comedian
What if YOU were the victim?
If Snappy walked into your house and stole $13,000, wouldn't you call the police?
BPD makes prioritization
BPD makes prioritization decisions on enforcement *all* the time. Jaywalking is illegal, right? Is this the right priority?
Yeah, I think so
Yes, IMHO it is. If crooks know they can put on a suit and buy a ton of luxury items with a stolen card and get away with it, they'll be doing it all the time. Knowing their are penalties and enforcement is important.
What about the other end of the spectrum?
I basically agree with your sentiment but what about the crooks, like John Stumpf of Wells Fargo? He put on a suit and took the heat for a couple of million illegally opened accounts, black-balling of employees that tried to do something about it, and walked away with upwards of $124 million in compensation. Millions of people ended up getting charged fees they shouldn't have been, suffered bad credit ratings, and former WF employees had to look for new jobs and careers....