View Full Version : True RFDer - man places fake bar codes on Lego sets, resells on Ebay for profit
May 23rd, 2012, 02:29 PM
So which RFDer is this? :lol:
A Silicon Valley software executive put fake bar codes on Lego sets at various Target stores, bought the toys at a steep discount, then sold them online for thousands of dollars, authorities said.
May 23rd, 2012, 02:33 PM
I must have this knowledge.... 1/2 price laptops FTW!
May 23rd, 2012, 02:34 PM
Going to jail for thousands of dollar for theft, when he himself is a VP of a company.
true RFDer, but epic fail as a businessman.
May 23rd, 2012, 02:39 PM
"Mr. Langenbach works for German software giant SAP. His LinkedIn profile lists him as a vice-president in a Northern California division."
So people always will be dicks$%%^& no matter how good they are doing or how educated they are.
So let me get this. They can catch a con artist but can't catch the Wall Street guys who have put the economy in dumpster?
May 23rd, 2012, 02:52 PM
what an idiot....had such a great job and obviously doing pretty well...to risk it all for a few thousand bucks?
If he was truly a thinking man, he would have hired someone else to pull the scam - cut them a portion of the profit while not getting his hands dirty....
what a fool!
May 23rd, 2012, 02:54 PM
So let me get this. They can catch a con artist but can't catch the Wall Street guys who have put the economy in dumpster?there is a reason why there hasn't been anyone held responsible for the sub-prime fiasco etc...
The masterminds are truly genuises and astute businessmen...pulling off the greatest con job while not suffering one iota of criminal punishment...
May 23rd, 2012, 04:03 PM
This guy is a copycat. Someone else got busted for the same thing a couple of years ago.
This is not the first case of a LEGO bar code scam. In 2005, William Swanberg of Reno, Nev., was arrested in connection with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of LEGOs from Target after switching the bar code labels on the toy boxes. The company at the time estimated Swanberg stole up to $200,000 of LEGOs taken from their stores in Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. The LEGOs were then resold on the Web. In that case, too, Target investigators uncovered the scheme.
May 23rd, 2012, 04:20 PM
I'm sure there are some members of rfd that switch stickers.
May 23rd, 2012, 04:25 PM
Another reason self-checkouts no longer exist at Walmart in Canada.