The Great Coupon-Clipping Heist
Coupon clipping is a great way to save money, but coupon theft is a different matter altogether. This cautionary tale from Time is a sober reminder about the limits of cashing in on what seem like freebies.
"Judging by the recent sharp rise in coupon usage, it's clear that consumers understand coupons can save them money. If you're willing to partake in less-than-legal activities, coupons can also help you make money--as the case of a Long Island mailman who earned $35K by selling stolen coupons can attest. Talk about "extreme couponing," right?
As reported in New York Post, a postal worker named Thomas Tang was arrested last week for allegedly stealing major retailers' coupons intended to be mailed to customers..."