Stupid criminals of the week

| April 17, 2021 | 10 Comments

A 911 dispatcher in Louisiana was arrested after authorities say she refused to return $1.2 million that was accidentally deposited into her account

A woman who worked for more than four years as a sheriff’s dispatcher in Louisiana was fired and arrested after authorities say she refused to return more than $1.2 million that was accidentally deposited into her account.

According to a report Thursday from Nola.com, the 33-year-old Kelyn Spadoni of Harvey, Louisiana, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft valued over $25,000, bank fraud, and illegal transmission of monetary funds over accusations that she repeatedly evaded requests to return funds inadvertently transferred to her in February.

Spadoni is said to be accused of transferring the funds to another account and using the money to purchase a house and a 2021 Hyundai Genesis valued somewhere between $48,000 and $70,000.

Charles Schwab & Co. filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Spadoni, who worked as a 911 dispatcher, saying she ignored its attempts to reach her by calls, text messages, and emails. The company said it once contacted her workplace but was told she was unable to come to the phone.

She opened her account with Schwab in January, the lawsuit said.

According to the lawsuit, filed in US District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana, Schwab intended to transfer $82.56 into a Fidelity account owned by Spadoni when it accidentally transferred more than $1.2 million because of an “issue created by a software enhancement.” In the lawsuit, the company said its terms of service required customers to return any money inadvertently transferred to them.

The lawsuit says the company attempted to get the money back the following day but was told the funds were no longer in the Fidelity account because Spadoni had moved them to another account.

Capt. Jason Rivarde, a representative for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, told Nola.com that Spadoni received funds, transferred mistakenly by Charles Schwab & Co., because of an “accounting error.”

“It’s not her money,” Rivarde told the outlet, adding “she has no legal claim” to it.

He said authorities had been able to retrieve about 75% of the funds.

Source; Insider – Thanks to Jeff LPH 3 for the tip

Popular NC teacher trying to rob Mexican drug cartel in Alamance County killed in shootout, sheriff says

Going after a Mexican drug cartel’s stash house ain’t a smart move. These folks are known for beheading whole families.

A popular Charlotte-area teacher was killed in an Alamance County shootout with a Mexican drug cartel last week, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office said during a news conference Wednesday.

Barney Harris, a basketball coach at Union Academy in Monroe was well-loved and respected, but Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said, on the side, Harris was involved in the “dangerous and deadly” drug world.

“I can tell you right now, when we are dealing with the Mexican drug cartel, someone is going to die as a result of this,” Johnson said.

Police said Harris and his brother-in-law Steven Alexander Stewart, of Wadesboro, went to a mobile home park on Wyatt Road in Green Level in the early morning hours of April 8 to steal money and drugs from a Mexican cartel’s stash house.

Authorities said the duo broke into a trailer and a member of the cartel, 18-year-old Alonso Beltran Lara, showed up while they were inside. Johnson said the men questioned Lara about the stash and when he didn’t give them the answers they wanted, they shot him in the head.

“And they were trying to find the money and drugs and apparently he didn’t give them the information to do that and he was technically close range, two bullets to the back of the head, he was executed,” Johnson said.

After the shooting, other cartel members showed up and gunfire erupted — killing Harris, who was found dead in a bedroom.

No one else was injured but three other trailers were struck by bullets, Johnson said.

The residents of those homes “were totally scared to death,” he said.

“Mr. Harris, he had a bulletproof vest on, but it did not work with the kind of ammunition that was used,” Johnson said. “He had gloves on, and he, they went there to do what was done except they did not think it was going to backfire on them.”

Johnson said there is an active warrant out for trafficking cocaine for Juan Daniel Salinas Lara, who lived at the trailer. The sheriff did not say whether the Laras were related but said Daniel Lara may be in Mexico now.

Detectives said they believe Harris and Stewart tracked members of the cartel using an electronic device before the shootout. Johnson said Harris had been in Alamance County before, based on footage found on his cellphone.

Stewart, who is married to Harris’ sister, was arrested and has since been charged with armed robbery and first-degree murder.

Source; ABC11

NY Man Calls Medical Facility to Report Lost Cocaine, Gets Arrested: Cops

If it was Hunter, the Secret Service would not only make the charges disappear, but they’d get his coke back.

A 40-year-old Long Island man went to a local medical facility Thursday and realized he forgot something when he returned home. He called up the place.

Normally, such a call wouldn’t be problematic — except the thing the man allegedly thought he left behind at the East Garden City happened to be cocaine, cops say.

Jose Espinosa called the medical group when he got home and described the “lost property.” An employee found the “described property” and called the police.

Espinosa was arrested on two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance after an investigation, police said. He is expected to be arraigned in Mineola later Friday.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the Franklin Square man had retained an attorney.

Source; NBC New York

NY Robbery Victims Ask Suspect for His ID… and He Actually Hands It Over: Police

A Queens man accused of robbing a couple at a Travelodge on Long Island made off with a bit of cash but left behind a clue in a most unusual exchange that helped lead police right to him.

Around 5 a.m. Friday, 29-year-old Michael Lee broke into a room at a Travelodge in Nassau County and grabbed an unknown amount of money from the couple staying inside the room, authorities say.

Police say one of the room’s occupants discovered Lee and confronted him alongside her boyfriend. Together the couple asked Lee why he broke into their room and “asked for his identification,” according to police.

That’s when Lee allegedly handed his ID over. Authorities say he gave the couple his identification and then fled the room.

The authorities say the woman, realizing some of her money was missing, then contacted police.

Lee was tracked down a short time later and taken into custody. He faces charges of second-degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the Queens man had retained an attorney.

Source; NBC New York

If that “I need to see your ID first” line to a robber seems familiar, it’s happened before. Earlier this year in Chicago, a bank robber handed over his ID to make his “withdrawal”. A couple years back in Ohio, a bank teller also asked for ID and got it.

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  1. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    Greed and stupidity always lead to an unhappy ending.

  2. Devtun says:

    Barney Harris trying to go Walter White. Reward is a dirtnap. Bullet proof vest? Don’t exist.

  3. KoB says:

    Hope these brings as big a chuckle to y’all as they do us, hunting for them to post.

    Judge to Cop; “Why aren’t you chasing the smart crooks?” Cop reply; “Because we’re too busy catching teh stoopid ones!”

    Thanks Mason!

  4. Wilted Willy says:

    I think they need to look for another type of work???

  5. When I sent Mason the 1.2 million deposit, I mentioned in a second email that this stuff happens. Brink’s had a payroll savings plan with the Emigrant Savings bank and when I went to the bank and gave them the bank book to update the deposits and noticed a $400,000.00 deposit that was supposed to be like 40 bucks so a few zeros were mistakenly added by either the teller or the machine. Showed the teller and got it squared away.

  6. Thunderstixx says:

    On the scale of stupid being 1-100, today’s assortment of stupid are running at about 85-89 in my judgement…
    I mean, give me your ID ????
    Good thing he wasn’t trying to vote !!!!

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