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The Reel Life: Home improvement edition

5 July 2018

A couple in South Florida was arrested recently for running a decades-long gift card scam to bilk Home Depot out of $280,000, NBC4 reports.

The article contains the couple's mug shots, but neglects to include any pictures of what they did with the almost $300k in ill-gotten home improvement materials, only noting that they "us[ed] some of the stolen merchandise to remodel their home."

What kind of point-missing reporting is this? That's a lot of money to put into home improvement projects. You can buy an entire new house for that amount of money in many places. If we'd done $280,000 worth of home renovations by hand, you can bet we'd have turned our house into a castle or a pirate ship or some other Big Orange Splot-type abomination of personal expression.

On the upside, while the reporting does not contain any pictures of the fraudster's house, it does contain a detailed explanation of how the fraud scheme operated, which is very helpful if you were thinking about running a gift card scam on your local Home Depot.

Please not that we here at The Reel Life do not encourage running gift card scams on hardware stores or any other legitimate business entities. There are easier ways to make thousands of dollars without doing any honest work. We've been trying out the "win it in a slots jackpot" route, although we haven't had much luck yet, and so our house remains un-remodeled. We're sure our neighbors are very pleased.

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