Disturbing: Food stamp fraud rampant: GAO report
**Posted by Phineas
Among the odd details about the robbery is that only one credit card was stolen from a drawer that contained four cards. It’s unclear to the attorneys why the crooks took one card from the drawer, but left behind three others and unsecured silver valued around $125.
The missing credit card was used for several retail purchases at Dallas’ Valley View Center mall around 4:45 p.m. on June 29, Mathias said.
Eerily, the shopping spree happened four hours before security cameras in the firm’s office building recorded two suspects first entering the building and then leaving with computers.
The report from Foreign Policy indicated nothing of traditional value to a thief had been taken, other than the computers from the law firm representing Aurelia Fedenisn, the former State Department investigator who’s made serious allegation of corruption and cover-up at State. The thieves ignored silver, computers in another, unlocked office, all sorts of things, just taking the attorneys’ laptops.
Except for one credit card?
So, what happened? Was there a third burglary earlier in the day that wasn’t caught on video? Did one of the thieves, under orders to steal only the laptops, get greedy and make a mistake that will enable the police to trace him? Was there an utterly unrelated theft, making this another in a chain of coincidences?
Who knows? Right now, it seems to be just a bit of interesting data. But it could be more. We’ll be watching to see where the police investigation leads.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)