Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

January 31, 2005

Safeway Club Card Leads to Bogus Arrest

Filed under: — Different River @ 12:00 pm

From Richard M. Smith, via Slashdot: A firefighter was arrested for arson because purchases on tracked with his Safeway card indicated he bought some stuff that could have been used to start a fire that occurred at his house.

Of course, it’s pretty easy to fake purchases on someone else’s card if you know some information about them (with some stores, just the person’s phone number), and you claim to have forgotten your card.

Fortunately, the charges against the firefighter were dropped when somebody else admitted to the crime.

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