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):
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.

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.
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