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Detention Center Worker Steals Fajitas From Kids To Make $1.2 Million

The Pablo Escobar of fajitas has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. That sounds ridiculous, but what’s more insane is that Gilberto Escamilla, 53, abused his power over a juvenile detention center and made more than $1.2 million over nine years by selling fajitas.

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Instead of smuggling drugs like a normal conman, the public servant would order huge batches of fajitas in the name of the detention center, but never actually serve the food that was received. Instead, he would sell it on the side and after nine years amassed over $1 million.

The crime itself wasn’t exactly Ocean’s 11 stuff, but here’s how he got caught. Escamilla had a doctor’s appointment and missed the delivery he’d been keeping secret for nine years, which led to officials being tipped off on the scam.

The worst part about this, however, is that it was done at the cost of juveniles. Despite being locked up, these are still children, and abusing their situation is incredulous. Their meals are already scant, to say the least. With each meal costing under $2 per person, they aren’t exactly being fed lobster and caviar.

Justified in the sentencing, the judge felt that 50 years would be a proper amount of time to send a message to other public servants, instilling the severity of the crime.

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Walmart Loss Prevention Accuses Shopper Of Stealing Items She Actually Paid For

Megastores like Walmart go through so many customers on a daily basis, that they usually have someone standing at the gates checking receipts to make sure nothing extra makes it out unpaid for. Usually they’re pretty chill. Usually.

A video recently went viral after a Walmart loss-prevention duo tried to stop a shopper they believed was stealing groceries and other items from the store. Specifically, a Lion King toy.

Two employees from the Burnsville, Minnesota location stopped shopper Gina Lescarbeau as she tried to leave the Walmart, Heavy reports.

Lascarbeau’s toy was believed to be $15 by blond lothario Kenny Swanson-Peck, where she adamantly claims she paid $7 for it. Swanson-Peck and his coworker, Thomas Ewalt, soon discovered that they were in the wrong after some price checking.

It should be noted that at no point does the Walmart employee apologize to the understandably angry customer. Hopefully they got a stern talking to from upper management since this video went viral.

Man, if someone accused me of stealing my deli fried chicken fix, I probably wouldn’t show the amount of restraint this lady did.

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A Taco Bell Is Scammed Out Of THOUSANDS By Suspect Pretending To Be Company Vice President

A single Taco Bell is making headlines, though not for any crazy new items.

It seems this particular Taco Bell fell victim to a grift, reports Consumerist.

On Tuesday evening someone called an Arkansas Taco Bell store claiming to be “Pamela Miller” a vice president at Taco Bell.

The caller told the employee that US Marshalls would be coming to arrest the store manager and that she needed to collect thousands of dollars from the safe, throw it into a bank bag, and hand it off to a trusted coworker until further instructions were giving.

The Taco Bell employee did just that, cleaning out the restaurant’s safe and gave it to another coworker. “Pamela” then instructed the second employee to complete a wire transfer.

While the second employee was out handling his share of the “mission,” the first employee began to have doubts of the authenticity of the caller.

After a call to the regional manager of Taco Bell, she learned that the caller was a fraud.

Unfortunately, the second employee already transferred more than $2,000 through Western Union and Money Gram at two different stores.

Police officers were able to find the recipients of the money transfers, despite the employee flushing the transfer receipts down the toilet, per instructions of the “Pamela.”

You can’t make this up.

The most astonishing part of this caper was that both Taco Bell employees missed quite a few red flags before common sense kicked in.

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Here’s How These Thieves Stole $160,000 Worth Of Cheese

Thanks to a collection of cheese thieves causing an uproar in Wisconsin, I’ve decided to teach you, the good people of the cheesiest country in the world, how to properly steal cheese.

First, you’re going to need to find a large source of cheese, and I don’t mean your dad’s lame jokes, I mean real cheese. According to Consumerist, one good place to start is storage facilities in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Just last week, a group of thieves stole a huge chunk of Parmesan cheese from said facilities.

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Next, you’re gonna need a ride of some sort. Every good cheese thief has a getaway vehicle, or else we would be hearing stories of cheese thieves getting arrested a lot more often. If you don’t have a cheese vehicle, you can always do what thieves do and steal one, just like the criminals last Friday did.

These cheesy go-getters got their hands on a semi-tractor packed to the brim with cheese, then simply took off and never looked back, cruising around with a shit ton of that dairy goodness valued at around $90,000.

Lastly, you’re going to need a transfer point. Any decent heist involves the transfer of goods from one vehicle to another vehicle, even if it’s not necessary. It just has to be done, for aesthetics.

The cheese thieves did just that, by driving the semi full of cheese to their own truck, transferring the goods, then allowing the truck to be left for dead. When authorities finally managed to find the truck, they were shocked to see that it was empty. One Lieutenant Todd Grenier made an astute observation, saying, “We found that the trailer was empty.”

Riveting stuff, lieutenant.

A word of advice to all my cheese-thieving adventurers: brie all that you can brie, and eventually, you too will see cheddar days.

 

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Father And Son Duo Stole Over $40,000 In Chicken Wings

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We’re all for fathers spending time with their sons. Stealing $41,000 in chicken wings, however, might not be the best way to spend that time.

Fox News reports that a father and son employed at a New York-based Twin Trees Too Restaurant was caught stealing more than $40,000 in chicken wings. According to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s office Paul Rojeck, 56, and Joshua Rojek, 33, worked as cooks at the Syracuse restaurant.

They placed a bunch of orders for chicken wings through the restaurant with the wholesaler. According to officials, they had planed to pick up the wings and resell them at lower prices.

The total came out to about $41,000 in chicken wings stolen from the restaurant. Hopefully the next experience they plan to share together involves less thievery.

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This Dude Stole A Semi Full Of Coors And Ran Himself Over With It

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Sometimes, we can’t help but have a bad day. Take this beer thief, for example. In an attempt to steal a trucked loaded with beer, he ran himself over with the very same truck before getting arrested.

Gregory Miller, 56, allegedly entered a parked 18-wheeler Coors Light beer truck and drove off with it, reports WRBL.com. The truck had been parked in the lot of a Colorado Circle K where the driver had made a stop early Monday morning. When he returned to the lot, he discovered the truck was missing and quickly called the police.

Eventually, the police caught up with Miller who led them on a chase. With the vehicle still running, Miller leaped from the truck.

Unfortunately for Miller, the moving semi-truck ran over his leg.

Miller was arrested and taken to the hospital where he was treated for a serious wound and a possible broken leg. He’s facing two charges in relation to the incident.

Jumping from a moving beer truck probably sounded cooler in his head.

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Fast Food

Papa John’s Iconic Camaro Was Stolen In Detroit

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Someone stole the iconic Papa John’s Camaro over the weekend, reports USA Today. Yep, the very same one that can be seen in a fair amount of the pizza chain’s commercials.

The tale of Papa John’s Pizza is really a rags-to-riches story. In 1983, John Schnatter sold his 1971 Camaro Z28 for some money to start his pizza business. He got $2,500 for the car and set off to build his dream of a pizza company.

Eventually, Schnatter found his original car and bought it back for about $250,000. Chump change if you’re the head of a massive pizza empire. Especially for something with such a sentimental value.

Schnatter  had driven it to Detroit for a car show over the weekend. He woke up Sunday morning to find it missing. After calling they authorities, the car was found in the driveay of an abandoned home by a landscaper who recognized the iconic design.

Other than a missing plate and a bent license plate holder, the car remained unscathed.

Also, there was an Altoid wedged between the steering wheel. Animals.

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This Chick-fil-A Manager Tried To Rob His Own Restaurant, Guess What Happens Next

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A manager of a Pensylvania Chick-fil-A was arrested last Friday after he unsucessfully tried to rob his own restaurant. The Reporter reports, the manager and another employee attempted to steal nearly $3,000 from the quick-service chicken chain.

Authorities arrived at the Montgomery County location at 1:30am after a call was made claiming two thieves beat up the manager Joseph Scott Kallatch and made him open the restaurant’s safe before cheesing it. Upon furthur questioning, Kallatch broke and admitted that he faked the robbery with another employee Michael Frederick Berstecher.

The two Chick-fil-A employees were taken into custody and charged with two counts of third-degree felony theft. Kallatch was also carried with a third-degree misdemeanor for the phony phone call to the cops.

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