Father-Daughter Burglary Spree Ends After She Posts Doctored Microsoft Employee Badge On Facebook

papermoonmsoftI’ve never had a daughter, and I didn’t really have much of a dad. Most of what I know about father-daughter relationships comes from watching Paper Moon. I have a feeling that last part might also be true of a dad-daughter pair in Washington state caught stealing more than $40,000 worth of stuff from the Microsoft store on the company’s main campus.

According to SeattlePI.com, the daughter — who worked for a caterer contracted to operate on the campus — and her dad — a shuttle driver, also contracted to work on the Redmond, WA, campus — twice tricked a security guard into letting them into the store after hours.

On the first occasion, the daughter attempted to use her key card — which does not give her access to the store’s software room — but was denied. She then convinced a security guard to let her and her father in. They exited with bags full of merchandise.

Two days later, the daughter feigned using a card at the access point by just waving her empty hand over the sensor. Once again, the same security guard granted her and pops access to the store. Ten minutes later, they walked out with more bags full of stuff they didn’t pay for.

So how did they get caught? It probably had something to do with a photo posted to the daughter’s Facebook page — a photo allegedly showing a Microsoft security badge that had been doctored to make it look like she was an employee with full access to the store.

Their respective supervisors confronted the thieves. She denied being involved in the heists but dad apparently confessed to his boss.

They’ve both been charged with first-degree theft.

Of interest: Dad apparently had an active protection order in place against his daughter at the time of the burglaries.

Since I brought up the whole Paper Moon thing earlier, well… Happy early Father’s Day:

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