Bank Of America Says It Shouldn’t Have To Pay For School Employee Who Stole $840K

Bank Of America Says It Shouldn’t Have To Pay For School Employee Who Stole $840K

For more than four years, an employee of a Catholic school in Connecticut got away with siphoning hundreds of thousands of dollars from the school’s account at Bank of America. In 2012, a court ordered BofA to pay $840,000 to the diocese for its failure to catch on to the swindle. Today, the bank was scheduled to appear in court to make its case for why it shouldn’t have to pay that tab. [More]

Connecticut Walmarts Charged Sales Tax On Tax-Exempt Gun Safes

Connecticut Walmarts Charged Sales Tax On Tax-Exempt Gun Safes

Since 1999, shoppers in Connecticut have not had to pay the state’s 6.35% sales tax on gun safes and other firearms-safety items, but someone forgot to tell the Walmarts of Connecticut, which have been improperly charging the tax to customers. [More]

Maybe they should change that to "DRIVE THRU BREAK FREE"? (Photo: Maulleigh)

Kidnapped Woman Uses Burger King Drive-Thru Window To Escape From Captor

Over the years, we’ve written about several people — including a certain Dark Knight — who committed crimes at a drive-thru window, but here’s a story of someone using this window to escape from a man who had kidnapped her. [More]

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A Cable Outage Is Not An Emergency That Rates Calling 911

Look, it doesn’t matter how important it is to be up to date on the latest happenings on “Dexter” or “Breaking Bad” before you get to the office on Monday. When your cable goes out, the proper reaction is to wait for a few minutes, then (perhaps) to call your cable company to make sure it isn’t just you. That is not how the good people of Connecticut reacted last night. [More]

Court Tells 82-Year-Old She Wasted 8 Years Fighting For Right To Bury Husband On Her Property

Court Tells 82-Year-Old She Wasted 8 Years Fighting For Right To Bury Husband On Her Property

Eight years ago, a woman in Connecticut buried her late husband on their 8-acre property, where previous owners had been interring the dead for generations. But her subsequent attempt to make sure this was all okay with local authorities has led her on a legal wild goose chase all the way to the state Supreme Court — and now all the way back to where she started. [More]

College Instructor Accused Of Using Patients' X-Rays Without Permission

College Instructor Accused Of Using Patients' X-Rays Without Permission

When you go into a hospital, even for something as simple as a broken leg, you have an expectation that your documents are only to be used by your physicians and nurses. At the very least, you don’t expect that your X-rays and records will end up being used — with no attempt made to hide your identity — in a college class. [More]

JetBlue Giving Refunds To Customers Trapped For 7 Hours On Tarmac

JetBlue Giving Refunds To Customers Trapped For 7 Hours On Tarmac

JetBlue is giving refunds to the passengers who were stranded on the tarmac in Hartford Connecticut for seven hours. [More]

Customer Sues Bank Of America After Getting Locked Inside & Then Teased By Staffers

Customer Sues Bank Of America After Getting Locked Inside & Then Teased By Staffers

How many bank heist movies have involved a thief cooking up some elaborate plan just to get a few hours alone inside an empty bank? Well there’s one Bank of America customer in Connecticut who wasn’t too thrilled when he found himself in this situation, and even less thrilled when he was let out only to then allegedly be mocked by BofA staffers. And this is how we end up with the nation’s largest bank being sued for false imprisonment. [More]

TSA Agents Accused Of Being Bribed With Gift Cards To Help Drug Dealers

TSA Agents Accused Of Being Bribed With Gift Cards To Help Drug Dealers

The feds recently arrested 18 individuals accused of being involved in a mult-state drug trafficking ring. But along with the baker’s dozen of alleged drug dealers caught up in the scheme were five folks — three TSA officers and two cops — who are usually supposed to stop this sort of behavior. [More]

Man Finds Camera Hidden In Starbucks Bathroom, Doesn't Even
Get A Free Coffee For It

Man Finds Camera Hidden In Starbucks Bathroom, Doesn't Even Get A Free Coffee For It

A plumber is pissed after finding a camera hidden inside a Starbucks men’s room. First it was the camera, then it was the employees’ blase attitude, then it was the police seizing his laptop. And he didn’t get a thank you from Starbucks for his deed, not even a free coffee. [More]

Not Content With Hassling Air Travelers, Off-Duty TSA Agent Uses Badge To Scare Driver

Not Content With Hassling Air Travelers, Off-Duty TSA Agent Uses Badge To Scare Driver

One would think that the in-airport exploits of TSA agents do enough to tarnish the agency’s image. However, one agent in Connecticut thought he could bring that same level of traveler satisfaction to those driving the streets of the Nutmeg State. [More]

McDonald's Employees Stand Outside New Sonic To Remind People McDonald's Exists

McDonald's Employees Stand Outside New Sonic To Remind People McDonald's Exists

Up until the other day, there was only one Sonic restaurant in the entire state of Connecticut. And now that a second one has opened, the locals are showing up to see if they like it. But the staff at a nearby McDonald’s decided to turn a problem into an opportunity by standing outside the new Sonic with signs directing hungry diners to the Golden Arches. [More]

Capital One Gives Platinum Card To 5-Year-Old

Capital One Gives Platinum Card To 5-Year-Old

A mom in Connecticut was concerned about the credit card applications her 5-year-old son kept receiving from Capital One, so she contacted the credit bureaus to make sure someone wasn’t stealing her kid’s personal info. She says she was told that a good way to get those applications to stop would be to actually fill one out. The boy would be rejected, obviously, and the mailings would end. But that isn’t exactly how things panned out. [More]

This Cigarette Ice Cream Truck Is Doing It Wrong

This Cigarette Ice Cream Truck Is Doing It Wrong

Pro tip: when you buy an old ice cream truck and turn it into a mobile cigarette dispensary, you should probably cover up all the old ads for Bombpops and Choco Tacos. Reader discounteggroll’s co-worker snapped this picture at a gas station on the NY-CT border in Greenwich, CT. (Perhaps the truck is parked on the CT side of the parking lot, to take advantage of CT’s lower cigarette tax?) If it doesn’t violate any regulations, like the Tobacco Control Act of 2009 which prohibits the sale, distribution, marketing and promotion of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to children under the age of 18, it’s in poor taste, even with the sign asking for ID. “One Big Vanilla ice cream sandwich, please.” “Sorry kid, we got Pall Malls.” [More]

Connecticut Governor Wants Coupon Users To Pay Tax On Full Price Of Purchase

Connecticut Governor Wants Coupon Users To Pay Tax On Full Price Of Purchase

Got a coupon for 30% a Blu-Ray player? If the Connecticut governor gets his way, you’d still be paying sales tax on that player’s full price. [More]

Best Buy Finally Settles Suit Over Deceptive In-Store Kiosks

Best Buy Finally Settles Suit Over Deceptive In-Store Kiosks

It’s been almost four years since Consumerist first brought you the story of Best Buy’s in-store kiosks that sometimes displayed completely different information than the company’s actual internet site. And after a long and drawn-out battle with the attorney general of Connecticut, a settlement has finally been reached. [More]

Wendy's Cook: I Pulled Knife On Co-Worker For Serving Bad Bacon

Wendy's Cook: I Pulled Knife On Co-Worker For Serving Bad Bacon

An employee at a Wendy’s in Connecticut has been charged with second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, threatening and breach of peace after allegedly pulling a knife and threatening to stab a co-worker. But he claims it was all for a good reason: He was upset at the other employee for serving bacon that had dropped on the floor. [More]

Connecticut AG Investigating Apple & Amazon Over E-Book Price Fixing

Connecticut AG Investigating Apple & Amazon Over E-Book Price Fixing

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is the online retailer’s top-selling single item, and the company recently announced that its sales of e-books has outpaced sales of hardcover titles. Meanwhile, Apple has jumped into the e-book market with both feet, selling titles for reading on its iPad tablet computers. But now the Attorney General in Connecticut has launched an investigation into the pricing plans that both companies have hammered out with book publishers. [More]