Two U.K. conmen had an idea for a postal insurance scam involving the Apple iPad. Of course they were eventually caught, because you know, criminals are stupid. Nathan Meunch, 29, and Nigel Bennett, 39 went to the Wellington Post Office with a parcel that they claimed contained $4000 worth of Apple iPads. It really contained ice, which was melting.
Nathan Meunch approached the mail clerk and explained that his wet jacket was due to a rainstorm outside, an obvious lie since they have a huge window in the post office and it wasn’t raining. Meunch then told the clerk that he wanted to mail a package containing $4000 worth of iPads to a PO Box. He couldn’t remember the return address. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.
The package was leaking water at a high rate. The clerks ignored the obvious and the package was mailed. So, Nigel Bennett entered the Wellington Post Office a few days later with an insurance claim ticket for $4000. It was Bennett who was the recipient of the box of ice. The scam was exposed and they were sentenced to 12 months of community service, 150 hours of unpaid work for the courts, and a fine of $800.
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