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    Article: Man Goes on $1.5m Gambling Spree, After ATM Glitch Allows Him Unli

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    maybe it was an act of God.....

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    That's someOne to always blame, right?

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    Like what you did there.
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    Why is the Casino not charged for stealing from Mr Page.

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    Because he willing took the risk. It was no secret he would lose money and that was a very real possibility.

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    To me this is the same as robbing a bank, you have a choice, if the amount was a $100 one could excuse this for not knowing exactly how much is in your account, but $1.5 million there is no excuse. He has been let off very easy. You cannot blame the bank, computers fail, this is a point of honesty of a particular individual.

    It is similar to fraud, of someone like Bernard Madoff, who received a much much longer prison sentence.
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    I believe he should be punished with a prison sentence, since he knew he did not have that kind of money but took it anyway.

    It is the same thing if a teller or cashier in a store makes a mistake. I've had tellers give me too much money, and I've returned it.

    I also remember when the new bills were introduced. I went to a store and gave a cashier a $20. She gave me back change for a $50, so I actually could have gotten my items purchased for free and then had some extra money too. I knew she made a mistake (and one that would probably come out of her paycheck when her cash drawer failed to balance at the end of her shift). I told her that I gave her a $20, not a $50. She was grateful.

    Theft is always wrong, no matter what amount is involved.
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    Once you get and use something which isn't yours you deserve the punishment. The stupid idiot thought one of two things:
    1) Let´s go gamble and double up so I can pay the bank tomorrow, or
    2) They won´t know who took the money.
    I think he got off lightly...maybe he had enough money left over for a good lawyer...

    In various occasions I've had people, cashiers, hand me out incorrect change, just like with Laura. I've always laughed at it and handed it back. If you accept the mistake and keep the money, it´s that particular teller or whoever is at the cash machine that will have to pay for your dishonesty. And maybe that person doesn´t earn enough to be able to do that. And to get fired in the process.

    And I´m Catholic so I could go and confess the sin and that's that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    I believe he should be punished with a prison sentence, since he knew he did not have that kind of money but took it anyway.

    It is the same thing if a teller or cashier in a store makes a mistake. I've had tellers give me too much money, and I've returned it.

    I also remember when the new bills were introduced. I went to a store and gave a cashier a $20. She gave me back change for a $50, so I actually could have gotten my items purchased for free and then had some extra money too. I knew she made a mistake (and one that would probably come out of her paycheck when her cash drawer failed to balance at the end of her shift). I told her that I gave her a $20, not a $50. She was grateful.

    Theft is always wrong, no matter what amount is involved.
    Laura you make a good and important point particularly in the US. If the cashier makes a mistake the money comes out of their salary, which when they are normally on minimum wage or slightly more, they cannot afford this. Honesty is definitely the best policy. In Europe the companies are often insured but even so if the money comes out of insurance it just means they will put the rates up, which in a trickle down scenario will end with us all paying more. I personally will often tell the cashier they have undercharged me.
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