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Just in case you needed another reason to switch to direct-deposit, a pair of former postal workers have pleaded guilty to swiping more than $3.5 million in tax refund and benefit checks while employed at a USPS distribution center in Atlanta. (via AJC.com)

The Waffle House lists the 20% as a "property management surcharge."

This Waffle House Adds 20% Surcharge To Pay For Security

Used to be, if a business wanted to spend money to bolster its security, it would have to eat that cost or pass it on to the customer in the form of higher prices. But one Atlanta Waffle House has decided to keep the menu prices the same, and just tack on a 20% surcharge to cover the extra security cost. [More]

Two men are charged with stealing 10 pallets of Tyson chicken wings.

Pair Arrested For Stealing $65K Worth Of Tyson Chicken Wings

With chicken wing prices on the rise, it looks like the tasty bird bits have become a hot commodity. Two Georgia men have been arrested and charged with making off with a massive amount of frozen wings from a cold storage facility. [More]

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Don’t Fall For The ‘Buy Puppies From The Airport’ Scam

So you’re thinking of getting a dog and then you see an ad using the local airport’s logo, images and letterhead saying you can get a pooch from the airport’s kennels; you just have to pay hundreds of dollars in advance before you pick the puppy up. It might seem like an obvious scam to you, but plenty of people are falling for it. [More]

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McDonald’s Tries To Healthy-Up The McMuffin With “Egg White Delight”

Since the dawn of Yuppies, people have been asking for egg-white omelets and other egg-white only options for their breakfasts. It took a while, but McDonald’s is finally dipping its toes into the egg white water with tests of something called the Egg White Delight. [More]

Comcast Jacks Up Cable Bills For Atlanta Customers With Second Price Increase In Year

Comcast Jacks Up Cable Bills For Atlanta Customers With Second Price Increase In Year

If you have Comcast and live in the Atlanta area, expect to be paying more after Oct. 1, as the cable company is increasing rates — for the second time this year — on customers in the region by anywhere from 3% to 17%. [More]

Woman Hit With $9,000 Water Bill After City Refuses To Believe Her

Woman Hit With $9,000 Water Bill After City Refuses To Believe Her

Rounding out the trilogy that began with the $3,000 cable bill, followed by the $1.3 million power bill, is the story of an Atlanta woman who has spent the last year trying to tell the city’s water department about her wildly increasing bills — and who now faces a $9,000 bill for her efforts. [More]

Three Delta Employees Charged With Smuggling At Least $600K In Drugs

Three Delta Employees Charged With Smuggling At Least $600K In Drugs

Even though it could result in a life sentence and millions of dollars in fines, airline and airport staff continue to think that smuggling drugs is a good way to earn a few extra bucks on the side. [More]

7-Year-Old Walmart Shopper Fights Off Attempted Kidnapping In Toy Aisle

I can’t be the only one whose mother used tales of in-store child abductions in an attempt to keep me from wandering off during trips to Sears and Bradlees. She also instructed me to scream like something that screams really, really loud if anyone ever tried to do anything sketchy. A 7-year-old girl in Georgia seems to have learned that same lesson. [More]

Bank Of America Plaza So Close To Becoming Epicenter Of Irony

Bank Of America Plaza So Close To Becoming Epicenter Of Irony

Ever since it stupidly acquired Countrywide Financial — and all of that company’s toxic home loans — the Bank of America name has become synonymous with rampant, and occasionally screwed-up, foreclosures. Now the tallest building in Atlanta is facing foreclosure — and it just happens to bear the BofA name. [More]

Chase Decides Not To Evict 103-Year-Old Woman After Deputies & Movers Refuse To Help

Chase Decides Not To Evict 103-Year-Old Woman After Deputies & Movers Refuse To Help

The folks at Chase have really gotten into the holiday spirit. The bank has announced it won’t be forcing a 103-year-old Atlanta-area woman and her 83-year-old daughter from their home. Of course, this change of heart only happened after local news outlets reported that sheriff’s deputies and the moving company hired to remove her stuff refused to do so. [More]

Atlanta Working With Bank To Sell Foreclosed Homes To Cops & Firefighters

Atlanta Working With Bank To Sell Foreclosed Homes To Cops & Firefighters

One of the biggest problems with the huge number of foreclosures in the years since the housing boom went ka-boom is that banks can be left holding houses for which they can’t find a buyer. This can sometimes lead to entire neighborhoods that look like ghost towns. But the mayor of Atlanta says the city will soon be announcing a deal that will not only get some of those homes sold, but will also bring firefighters and police officers back into the city limits. [More]

Don't Rob A Convenience Store With A Cop Standing Right Behind You

Don't Rob A Convenience Store With A Cop Standing Right Behind You

While we at Consumerist never, ever, ever condone crime. We have covered enough retail crime stories to have gleaned a few tips on what not to do. For example, if you plan on robbing a convenience store, you might want to check that a police officer is not standing a few feet behind you the entire time. [More]

Mother Of 10: Kroger Manager Refused To Take My Mountain Of
Coupons

Mother Of 10: Kroger Manager Refused To Take My Mountain Of Coupons

Here’s the latest dispatch from the front in the battle between the growing armies of extreme couponers and the beleaguered retailers who are beginning to fight back. An Atlanta-area mother of 10 children says a manager at her local Kroger just said no to taking her pile of clipped coupons. [More]

Cellphone Stops Bullet, Saves Man's Life

Cellphone Stops Bullet, Saves Man's Life

A valet in Atlanta was leaving the club he works at when he got caught in a crossfire between two armed patrons. A stray bullet went through his jacket and would have seriously injured or killed him, had he not happened to have his HTC Droid Incredible Evo 4G in his breast pocket. The phone’s battery stopped the bullet, saving his life. The only questions is whether Asurion covers “hail of hot lead” damage. [More]

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Arrest Warrant Issued For JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon

Last week, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was a wanted man in the city of Atlanta. The city solicitor issued a warrant for his arrest. [More]

Broken FAA Computer Causing Delays Across The US

Broken FAA Computer Causing Delays Across The US

USAToday is reporting that a broken FAA computer in Atlanta is causing widespread delays across the country. In particular, “Washington National, Baltimore/Washington and Newark Liberty are all listed as having severe flight delays, according to the FAA.”

TSA Takes Baby Away From Mother?

TSA Takes Baby Away From Mother?

UPDATE: The TSA has posted their CCTV video of the incident from 9 different angles. In the video, the child is never picked up by TSA agents or removed from the mother’s sight.