It’s kinda weird that those who steal never seem to do so to get “just enough.”
Like, if you JUST needed $1,000 to cover some bills and pay your rent and you were able to steal it and stopped, well, that’s one thing. But, it seems that once you figure out that, “Wow, that $1,000 was pretty easy to get.” Then it just steamrolls. Or snowballs. Or whatever.
Two married South Whitehall employees – one the utilities supervisor, her husband a police officer – allegedly stole more than $850,000 that they gambled away and used to “live beyond their means,” Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin said Tuesday.
Nancy A. Tonkin had been the utilities supervisor for most of her 30 years with the township, handling billing and payment receipts for water, sewer and refuse and recycling. William Tonkin, 69, was a township police officer from 1969 to 1996 and most recently working as a security guard at Allen High School in Allentown.
The grand jury investigation determined that the couple stole $854,497 from the township from 1999 to June 2012. None of that money has been recovered, Martin said.SOURCE: The Morning Call
The article goes on to say that they lost more than $100,000 on slot machines alone.
LOST $100,000 on slot machines.
I guess you just reach a point where you don’t even notice that you’re stealing anymore. It just becomes… okay.
It’s hot out.