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Teen Counterfeiter Blames Crime On “Too Much Freedom” From Mom

Reason #6,721 I have no interest in ever being a parent: My child would someday try to pin the blame for his or her misdeeds on my parenting, just like the teenage counterfeiter in Pennsylvania who says the reason he created bogus $100 bills was because his mom was too easy on him. [More]

Scammers Call Restaurants At Peak Hours, Demanding They Pay Power Bill Now Or Lose Service

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A good con artist knows that distraction and an added sense of urgency can help to separate a mark from his money. If you want to hustle a cashier into believing that he gave you the wrong change, it helps to have a line of impatient customers behind you. And if you want a restaurant to pay an electric bill they don’t actually owe, there’s no better time to threaten them with losing service than the lunch rush. [More]

PA Court Says I Don’t Need To Tell Buyers That My House Was A Satanic Murder Pit

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Should a home seller be obliged to reveal that the lovely 4-bedroom with a 2-car garage on half acre just also happened to be the place where previous tenants were brutally murdered? Not if that house is here in Pennsylvania. [More]

900 Stolen Cellphones = $270K Profit + 27 Months Behind Bars For Verizon Employee

900 Stolen Cellphones = $270K Profit + 27 Months Behind Bars For Verizon Employee

I’ll admit that when I worked at Dairy Queen in high school, I might have helped myself to the occasional Blizzard or Hot Fudge Brownie Delight, but I wasn’t stockpiling these soft-serve desserts and selling them for a profit. Alas, I lacked the entrepreneurial spirit of the Verizon Wireless employee who saw the potential for big bucks in pilfered hardware. [More]

OSHA Issues Citations Following Worker Death At Amazon Warehouse

OSHA Issues Citations Following Worker Death At Amazon Warehouse

Following the December 2013 death of a temporary worker at an Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey, the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration has issued citations to five companies involved in staffing the warehouse, while also revealing that it is investigating another death at an Amazon facility in Pennsylvania. [More]

Get Through Your Friday With The Help Of This Laughably Bad Anti-Liquor-Privatization Ad

Get Through Your Friday With The Help Of This Laughably Bad Anti-Liquor-Privatization Ad

Here in Pennsylvania, there’s a heated debate going on about whether or not to ease the state’s byzantine laws on the sale of alcohol. Both sides of the issue have merit, but a new ad arguing against changing the law isn’t doing itself any favors. [More]

Supreme Court Won’t Hear “I Heart Boobies” Bracelet Case

Supreme Court Won’t Hear “I Heart Boobies” Bracelet Case

Back in 2011, we told you about a U.S. District Court ruling that determined the wearing of “I Heart Boobies” breast cancer awareness bracelets by middle school students was protected under the First Amendment. An appeals panel later sided with the lower court, but the school district recently attempted to take its case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, the Supremes shot down that petition. [More]

If You’re Wanted By The Police, Don’t Call 911 To Complain About Burger King Order

If You’re Wanted By The Police, Don’t Call 911 To Complain About Burger King Order

You know all those crime shows where nogoodniks refuse to go to the hospital when hurt or contact the police when robbed because they are dodging arrest warrants? Those people are brilliant compared to the woman in Pennsylvania who called 911 about her bad Burger King experience without thinking about how she is wanted in another state. [More]

Credit Union Sues Target Over Credit Card Hack

Credit Union Sues Target Over Credit Card Hack

A credit union in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit, one that could potentially include 100 other credit unions as plaintiffs, against Target in an attempt to recoup is losses in the wake of the retailer’s recent massive data breach. [More]

Yes, Burger King Is Now Testing A Chicken & Waffles Sandwich

Yes, Burger King Is Now Testing A Chicken & Waffles Sandwich

We’ve officially reached waffle sandwich overload. First Taco Bell starts testing the Waffle Taco, then it decides to start adding other meats and fruits between the waffles, then Jack In the Box slaps a couple of waffles on a breakfast sandwich. Perhaps not content to miss out on the next pretzel bun-type fad, Burger King is testing a chicken and waffle sandwich of its own. [More]

Comcast Wants To Bundle In Electrical Service With Cable & Internet

Comcast Wants To Bundle In Electrical Service With Cable & Internet

Consumers may be thinking about ditching cable TV service in favor of online entertainment offerings, and many have already replaced home phone service with a wireless device, but one cord most of us can’t realistically cut is the power line. That’s why Comcast is looking into taking over customers’ electric bills. [More]

Pennsylvania Voters Can Skip The DMV, Voter ID Law Struck Down

Pennsylvania Voters Can Skip The DMV, Voter ID Law Struck Down

Just thinking about going to the Department of Motor Vehicles induces anxiety and a stomach churn so bad I can’t move.  Pennsylvania residents with the same hatred of the never-ending lines and long wait will be happy to know a judge struck down a portion of the state’s voter ID law that requires voters to have a photo identification card in order to cast a ballot. [More]

Phone Scammers Tell Woman They Have Her Dad Hostage (Spoiler: They’re Lying)

Phone Scammers Tell Woman They Have Her Dad Hostage (Spoiler: They’re Lying)

Phone-based scammers have traditionally employed techniques that either prey upon a victim’s greed — “You’ve won a new car! Just pay the taxes to us now and it’ll be yours” — or protective instincts — “Your grandson is in a hospital in Belarus and needs money ASAP to get treatment” — but these criminals are increasingly using fear to wring cash out of unsuspecting folks. [More]

Son Of McDonald’s Franchisee Says Dad Made Employee Send Texts To Prostitutes

Son Of McDonald’s Franchisee Says Dad Made Employee Send Texts To Prostitutes

In one of the more bizarre stories I’ve come across in recent memory, the son of a McDonald’s franchisee in Pennsylvania has accused his father of indulging in various forms of sexual harassment, including telling an employee to help him text prostitutes. [More]

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Couple Is Surprisingly Unhappy That Chipotle Is Moving In Next Door

For many people, having a Chipotle restaurant move in next door would mean infinite joy and probably infinite weight gain. One couple in Hershey, Pennsylvania is very unhappy that the fast-casual eatery has a restaurant under construction next door to their home. [More]

Man Pleads Guilty In Scheme That Scammed $2.4 Million In Free Comcast Service

Man Pleads Guilty In Scheme That Scammed $2.4 Million In Free Comcast Service

Last year, police in Pennsylvania busted a ring of scammers — including some former Comcast employees — who had talked nearly 6,000 people into paying upwards of $200 to permanently have their Comcast cable bills reduced. Now the man described as being “second in command” of the ring has entered a guilty plea. [More]

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McDonald’s HQ Says It Has Nothing To Do With Franchisee That Forces Employees To Get Paid Via Debit Card

People around the country have taken an interest in the story of a former McDonald’s employee who recently filed a lawsuit because she was told the only way she could receive her wages was via a prepaid debit card. Meanwhile, the folks at the McDonald’s corporate office are trying to put as much of a buffer between themselves and the franchisees running the store in question. [More]

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Ex McDonald’s Employee Sues Because She Doesn’t Want Her Paycheck On A Prepaid Debit Card

Earlier this year, a woman in Pennsylvania was expecting to get her first paycheck from her new job at McDonald’s, but rather than an envelope containing cash or a check, she received a prepaid debit card from Chase. This did not go over well. [More]