Wednesday, October 19, 2011

White Collar Crime: Size Doesn't Matter!

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Hey, are you looking for a cheap house to rent in Washington, D.C.?  Then, a guy from Atlanta, Georgia may have a real "bargain" for you!  But you may have to look him up in an Atlanta area jail!

According to news reports, the man has been charged with leasing homes in the Atlanta area which did not belong to him to various tenants.  According to reports, the man allegedly broke into one house, changed the locks, prepared a bogus lease, and rented the house to a poor victim for $1,000 per month, (with a $3,000 security deposit, up front)!  Later, the actual owner of the home discovered that someone was living in his house and apparently reported it to police! 

Of course, these are only the charges and the alleged perpetrator is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Look, I realize that this case is not the biggest case of white collar crime "out there."  But that is the point of this post.  Occasionally, I like to include such posts to illustrate the point that most white collar crime is, in fact, just relatively small thefts or fraud committed by relatively ordinary folks.

Now, does anybody "out there" really need a good deal on a house in D.C.!?

1 comment:

  1. Gives a whole new meaning to rent with options..., options to go to jail :-) Hugs and thank you for linking up Richard