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Convenience Store Clerk Recognizes Mom’s Stolen Credit Card – Dumb Criminal of the Day

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Credit card fraud seems to be tougher to pull off if you steal cards from people you know. This genius from Pennsylvania allegedly stole a credit card out of a car and tired to use it at a convenience store where the card holder’s daughter was working.

According to the 19-year-old tried to use the stolen card at a convenience store, but the clerk working noticed her own mother’s name on the card and also recognized the teen trying to use it as a former classmate of her own.

The kid was spotted trying to put the stolen card back into the car he stole it from and was taken into custody.

Let’s just say that an impromptu high school reunion is not the ideal situation for a petty criminal.


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Police, TSAs and drive-thru attendants are generally not the best people to try out practical jokes on. You can end up with spit in your food, miss your flight for a cavity search, or end up in prison. Fortunately for this 15-year-old girl her accidental prank just landed her a little bit of hot water with police.

Authorities in Arkansas tracked down the girl who had sent a text message to an officer the read, “I hid the body … now what?” It was a prank test gone horribly wrong.


According to CNET the girl said she had been inspired by a photo on Pinterest that said,

“When I’m bored, I send a text to a random number saying ‘I hid the body … now what?’

She was bored. She had a cell phone. You can guess what she did.

She dialed in a random number from to 479-area code and sent the ‘body’ message. Her prank took a turn for the worse because the number she’d picked turned out to be a police detective. When you work on homicide cases, text messages about dead bodies are no laughing matter.

Police traced the text back to the girl’s phone and showed up to question her and her father. They let her off with a warning, but told her she could have been charged with initiating or circulating a false emergency report.

Guess who won’t be sending any text messages for awhile.

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