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It's long been said that you are what you eat. Now American cops have used that claim to track down two people who have just pleaded guilty to identity theft. It is reportedly the first time an Instagram pic has been used in a federal felony complaint. The suspects were tracked by the IRS after one of them apparently used …

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Shoddy reporting

What was the steak like? Did it come with any sides?

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Re: Shoddy reporting

Agreed. This is a very disappointing article. I /really/ wanted to see a picture of the steak. I'm hungry now.

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Eh...

"...(admittedly yummy-looking) steak with a side of mac-and-cheese."

So, a) yummy, b) mac-and-cheese.

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Re: Shoddy reporting

Sun Sentinal link in the article has the photo

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I'm guessing that, as this was an investigation into ID theft, it as a Purloin Steak

I'll get my coat

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Re: Shoddy reporting

That was Horrible!

(Bravo, have an upvote!)

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The steak was later found to be Horse, with a fake ID

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Anonymous Coward

Now that's what I call

a steak-out

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Holmes

Whose identity?

I wonder what the real Maye and Thomason think of this?

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Enjoy the Iron Bar Hotel

Scumbags

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Re: Enjoy the Iron Bar Hotel

too true, I wouldnt ruin a good steak with mac and cheese either.

hope the judge threw the book at them for that.

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Perhaps...

...this was "the last supper" ?

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hmm

>Thomason reportedly cried as she told the judge: "I was foolish, I was stupid."

Funny how they only seem to realize that when the bad consequences are happening to them and never when they are screwing over other people. The b_tch will be thinking of this every day for the rest of her life and all I can say is what comes around.

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She made a mis-steak.

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you misunderstand what she was saying.

scamming people was not this foolish, stupid act. posting a pic on the internet which was used to nab them was. For some, getting caught is the only mistake.

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In the words of Morrisssey...

"Meat is Murder"...

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... and murder tastes pretty damn good.

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Bijou macaroni cheese

That steak deserves a thumbs-up, but what's with the tiny portion of mac+cheese? Is that what makes it a "swanky" steakhouse? The pasta side-dish comes in a wee ramekin, instead of piled high in a bowl? Because I woudn't normally associate mac+cheese with swanky......

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WTF?

Picture

or the steak never happend!

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Social networks

It's amazing how many doofuses have been nabbed by posting stuff on social networks. It only reinforces the fact that a lot of criminals are not too bright.

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