I like it and wish him well.
Great story, unfortunately untrue:
Still a nice story...dreemy… :)
Yeah, as I noted, I was afraid of that.
Gives me an idea, though.
I had an accounting professor who said to beware of employees, especially bookkeepers and accountants who never take vacations or other time off. Embezzlers, they likely be, said he.
Good story but....http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/humor/a/bristol_zoo_car_park_attendant.htm
That story may be apocryphal, but Mel Spillman’s story isn’t. He was a court clerk in San Antonio who handled the estates of people who died without obvious heirs. He manipulated the process to divert their money to himself rather than the state or distant relatives. He financed a big house and a fleet of Ferrarris this way.
What’s interesting is that this part of his job was officially eliminated in 1988—but he kept on doing it anyway, and since neither the medical examiner nor anyone else in the courthouse system realized that, they kept sending him estates to work on.
IIRC, even after he actually retired from the county in 1999, he continued to work estate cases, since others didn’t realize he was not an official employee any longer. He was finally caught in 2002 after a judge noticed something odd in some paperwork.
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