Have you heard about the software exec Lego bar code scheme story?
A top Silicon Valley executive used high-tech trickery to pull off low-tech fraud -- printing his own bar codes to buy Legos at big discounts, then selling them on eBay, according to police.
Thomas Langenbach, who lives in a $2 million home in San Carlos, Calif., and is a top executive at German software giant SAP, allegedly plastered his homemade bar codes on Legos at the Cupertino Target. After taking them home, he sold them on eBay using the name “tomsbrickyard,” according to police.
"In his house, we found hundreds of boxes of unopened Lego sets," Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for the Mountain View police, told the Mercury News. "He sold 2,100 items in just over a year on eBay, and made $30,000.”
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Somehow this story made me giggle at first. Then it turned into a full-fledged laughing fit. Legos? C'mon man! Legos?