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I wonder how people this stupid get into such high places. Methinks he was receiving a pretty penny for his salary. Enough for any rational person say "Oh, hey, I ought to play by the rules and do everything I can to not screw this up!" He didn't seriously think he would get away with this, did he?
I mean, the guy was probably taking home more than 500K a year if the title implies what I think it implies. At 500k a year, I could live a very comfortable life with a wife and kids in a really nice house in a really nice part of the country. My kids wouldn't stress over paying for college, I wouldn't stress over every damn bill, etc. When someone poor steals, it's bad and terrible, but at least in someway understandable. Why throw it all away? I don't get it.

to be in a position like in the first place your personality and upbringing are sharpened to a fine point where by your success and ultimately your downfall comes from being a greedy robbing bar-steward
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I wonder how people this stupid get into such high places. Methinks he was receiving a pretty penny for his salary. Enough for any rational person say "Oh, hey, I ought to play by the rules and do everything I can to not screw this up!" He didn't seriously think he would get away with this, did he?
I mean, the guy was probably taking home more than 500K a year if the title implies what I think it implies. At 500k a year, I could live a very comfortable life with a wife and kids in a really nice house in a really nice part of the country. My kids wouldn't stress over paying for college, I wouldn't stress over every damn bill, etc. When someone poor steals, it's bad and terrible, but at least in someway understandable. Why throw it all away? I don't get it.

Yea but that summer home and boat wont pay for themselves biggrin.gif
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Gamestop is FAIL. They deserve every bit of Embezzlement. Just imagine the Scam they are running now, they Embezzling your money.
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Edited by mnkeyprince - 1/27/13 at 7:17pm
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[Kotaku] GameStop

20 years max prison sentence when manslaughter often gets less, even murder. Makes sense... stealing money from a company just cannot happen.

Prior to Funcoland being bough out by GS, I worked there in high school. I'd offer cash instead of credit for games/consoles I wanted. It was the best job ever for a 17 year old. smile.gif


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I wonder how people this stupid get into such high places. Methinks he was receiving a pretty penny for his salary. Enough for any rational person say "Oh, hey, I ought to play by the rules and do everything I can to not screw this up!" He didn't seriously think he would get away with this, did he?
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more money is never enough. doesnt matter how rich you become, youre still human.
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LOL typical corporate america, your crimes net you millions, you are charged hundreds of thousands in fines, in the end, you get net profit. least this time, all the money has to be returned, which dosnt usually happen

Not sure if serious. You don't get to keep the money you stole. rolleyes.gif
    
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post #18 of 22
Lies.

We all know piracy is the cause of their loss of profits.


Seriously though, 20 years seems steep considering more serious crimes get a lesser sentence. Give him 10 years, order to pay back the funds plus a large fine to boot. This coupled with media coverage will ruin him for life anyway.
Edited by Thingamajig - 11/4/12 at 7:35am
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Gamestop is still around? confused.gif
Could have sworn it died out with Funcoland.
Maybe that was just a wonderful dream...


I remember funcoland!!!! I remember running into funcoland as a kid and just be struck with awe at the sight of how cool the place was. Now its a gamestop. frown.gif
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A $250,000 fine lol...This might have hurt back in 1920. No wonder he did it.
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