luxury cars, plastic surgery costs, a golf club membership
You have to have the right priorities in life: drive fast, look good and be a member of the golfogarchy, the ruling caste in a golfocracy.
A California chap says he blew $1m in money stolen from his employer on Game of War, a freemium phone game fronted by swimsuit model Kate Upton. Kevin Lee Co, of Rocklin, has pleaded guilty [PDF] to one count each of wire fraud and money laundering, and admitted to stealing roughly $4.8m from his employer through charges to …
A $1m. Let's put that again....ONE MILLION DOLLARS, on a f**king mobile game! Surely something must have flagged up as funny when some player has bought every upgrade they need?
What I'm concerned about is that the company that runs this shitty game doesn't have something in place to catch poor sods who are obviously addicted to the game and spending astronomic amounts of money on it.
There's more than a few stories about how this game and others grabs money.
Them not having something in to stop people spending suprises me not at all, addiction is basically their business model.
"What I'm concerned about is that the company that runs this shitty game doesn't have something in place to catch poor sods who are obviously addicted to the game and spending astronomic amounts of money on it."
Of course they will have something in place. Such addicted users will immediately flagged for priority invites to other similar games....
Absolutely he's a total loser:
Kings are useless
49ers are worse
Game of War looks like it's the worst of the lot (I've never played it because I like proper games)
To cap it off, he stole from his employer to pay for all that tat. It's almost like he's never heard of prison.
Agreed! And that game looks like total crap. While it is quite nice to see Kate prancing about shaking her two money-makers, there's no way the game would come close to that level of fun, or have her appear anywhere in it. When a game maker throws out that much money on a NPC for their commercials, and that doesn't appear in the game, that's a sign the game is overhyped and not going to be at all fun.
There are so many shit freemium games out there, but some gems too. I've switched off of Android for the most part, but many of the same games are there and in iOS. My current favs at the mo are: Mucho Taco, Neko Atsume, and Futurama: Game of Drones. Don't be fooled by big titties, you guys! Those cost actual money, sort of pay to play. :)
Mucho Taco is more fun when you use a fast, clean stylus for the swiping and such. I'm at 90T+ tacos made. Si, Mucho Taco is bueno!
This is only a story because the accountant sole the money - had the business owners stole the money and spent it in the same way it would be quickly buried...
"Assign that $1m as therapy so that we can claim it as a medical deduction along with the plastic surgery costs. The golf club membership, and season tickets are legitimate business expenses, and the car's an expense too - looks like we can deduct everything."
A while ago, I was working at a place where we were convinced that the head beancounter was funnelling money out of the business. Unfortunately, there were internal political issues that prevented the necessary investigations.
A colleague and I had managed to uncover certain indiscretions; my services were no longer needed after that, and my former colleague is concerned that he will be out after Christmas.
"A colleague and I had managed to uncover certain indiscretions"
At that point you document everything and hand it to "the authorities".
Whistleblower protection laws apply from that point.
On the other hand if you don't notify "the authorities", then you're potentially an accessory once someone else discovers them.
> What a good idea. Remind me again why we can't do that?
What can't you do? Deport foreign nationals convicted of certain crimes? Deny entry to foreign nationals who have previously been convicted of certain crimes? Maintain a list of foreign nationals who aren't welcome in your country?
Must suck living wherever you do. Here in the UK we can do all those things, of course, as any decent country can.
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