From jail, a Florida county inmate used a glitch in the phone system to pad his inmate trust account with refunds and finance his bail, the Orlando Sentinel reports.[Previous TGIS]
Larry Stone, 32, discovered the quirk when his first call from the Lake County jail for about $20 didn't go through but showed up twice in the trust account as a refund, the newspaper's Arelis R. Hernández writes.
Stone, who was arrested in April on property-crime charges, spent the next four hours making 77 local, long-distance and international calls until he had piled up more than $1,250 -- enough to bond out of jail, according to a sheriff's office investigation.
Stone faces additional charges of scheming with intent to defraud and grand theft, the Sentinel says.
29 July 2011
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (330)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of USA Today (from Thursday, July 28; link good at time of posting):