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Old 10-13-2017, 12:09 PM   #7511 (permalink)
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Holy ****. The depths some people will sink to!

Man Jailed for 18 Months After Collecting his Dead Mother's Pension for 16 Years

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1013/91...pension-fraud/
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:38 PM   #7512 (permalink)
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Holy ****. The depths some people will sink to!

Man Jailed for 18 Months After Collecting his Dead Mother's Pension for 16 Years

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1013/91...pension-fraud/
It is pretty ****ty to put him in jail.

**** if my mom died and they kept sending checks I'd keep cashing them.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:09 PM   #7513 (permalink)
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It is pretty ****ty to put him in jail.

**** if my mom died and they kept sending checks I'd keep cashing them.
No, he deliberately went into the post office pretending his mother was alive. ****er. He's tarnished her memory. How could you do that? Hang the ****er. ()
Seriously, yes, if the cheques were being sent anyway, maybe, but since he went to such lengths to defraud the Social Welfare, then no. **** him.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:17 PM   #7514 (permalink)
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No, he deliberately went into the post office pretending his mother was alive. ****er. He's tarnished her memory. How could you do that? Hang the ****er. ()
He took her money so now I can't remember that she baked really good cookies.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:26 PM   #7515 (permalink)
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No, he deliberately went into the post office pretending his mother was alive. ****er. He's tarnished her memory. How could you do that? Hang the ****er. ()
Seriously, yes, if the cheques were being sent anyway, maybe, but since he went to such lengths to defraud the Social Welfare, then no. **** him.
I don't have any problem with it ethically or morally. If he only got 18 months for 16 years of checks that's not a bad deal either.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:02 PM   #7516 (permalink)
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I don't have any problem with it ethically or morally. If he only got 18 months for 16 years of checks that's not a bad deal either.
Guess that's where we differ. If I did it I'd expect to be visited by the ghost of my mother for the rest of my life. I repeat: ****.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:08 PM   #7517 (permalink)
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Guess that's where we differ. If I did it I'd expect to be visited by the ghost of my mother for the rest of my life. I repeat: ****.
Why? What's she gonna do with the money?
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:23 PM   #7518 (permalink)
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Why? What's she gonna do with the money?
It's stealing, dude. You either have morals or you don't. Your mother either brought you up right or she didn't. If you don't get it, I can't help you. It's all about a thing called respecting the memory of your departed loved ones.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:49 PM   #7519 (permalink)
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It's stealing, dude.
Is it really stealing if it no longer has a recipient? Fraud is a better choice.

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You either have morals or you don't. Your mother either brought you up right or she didn't. If you don't get it, I can't help you. It's all about a thing called respecting the memory of your departed loved ones.
Even if you think that it's amoral, I fail to see how it can be disrespectful to their memory. Unless that person was someone who made every little thing about themselves, at which point I'm not sure if I'd want to respect their memory anyways.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:59 PM   #7520 (permalink)
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Not saying I would do it, cause I'm a puss who'd feel bad, but if the politicians who run our government steal from the public coffers then it sounds like fair play to do the same. Otherwise you're working at a disadvantage.
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