DA: NYC workers stole 100,000 tiny booze bottles
NEW YORK — Authorities say workers at New York's Kennedy airport stole 100,000 mini liquor bottles and duty-free items such as larger bottles of liquor, perfume and cigarettes.
Eighteen employees were arrested Wednesday on charges including larceny and possession of stolen property.
I've never understood this. I've never understood why people will throw away a pretty decent gig over a couple hundred bucks of stuff. Oh, sure, they say it was $750K worth of liquor - but that's saying that each 1 oz bottle is $7.50. That might be what the airline charges for the booze, but that's not even vaguely close to the real value - at least an order of magnitude less. Say $75K, split among 18 people - that's $4K per person, roughly. And now they'll never work a job that doesn't require a hair net.
There was a local story a while back about a town manager caught on video stealing change out of a copy machine. For like a grand in dimes this yutz lost his cushy white collar gig and got a handy felony conviction - good luck working for AccounTemps after that! I've never understood why people will throw away everything they've worked for they entire lives for such a small amount. I mean, if you're going to be able to retire to Belize and live like a king, that's one thing. But trash bags filled with nips? Seriously?
You'll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public, I guess...
That is all.
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