I know, I'm supposed to be getting showered and ready for a marathon of errands (including a trip to the library that is finally back open! Yeah!) but I thought this was interesting and had to share it.
This might be especially useful to those of you that get gift cards from out of towners who don't realize you don't even have that store/restaurant in your city.
Published - Jan 01 2009 03:38PM EST AP
You can call it a case of creative drug-dealing. Athens police have a 38-year-old man in custody for allegedly accepting gift cards for payment for crack cocaine and prescription drugs. Police Captain Marty Bruce, a spokesman, said the man was arrested Monday night. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance.Bruce said officers executed a search warrant at the man's house and seized crack cocaine, Xanax pills, $899 cash and $175 in gift cards.
Do you think he went on-line to check the balance on the cards before he accepted them as payment? Because you know how sneaky those crack users can be...