View Full Version : Man convicted of keeping accidentally mailed wages

09-27-2004, 09:52 AM
A man who applied for a temporary position at a nuclear power plant but was not hired has been convicted of theft for refusing to return $2,194 in wages that were accidentally mailed to him because of a paperwork mistake.

Cite: The article is here (http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/09/27/paid.by.mistake.ap/index.html).

If someone gives something to you, and then later asks for it back, under what circumstances should you give it back?

09-27-2004, 02:35 PM
Seems to me like the court costs will be more to the company than just letting it go. :p

This reminds me of the Ex-Lax bandit. Remember him?He got a check for $98,000 from ExLax maker after claiming it didn't work....They mistakenly wrote in his zip code where $1.99 should have gone (for a refund)...He cashes check! Then flees!