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Verizon Tech Charged In $4.5M Equipment Scam 104

Posted by samzenpus
from the show-me-the-money dept.
McGruber writes "Michael Baxter, a 62-year-old man from Ball Ground, Georgia, was recently arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud for allegedly placing false equipment orders. As a network engineer at the southeastern regional headquarters of Verizon Wireless, Baxter allegedly submitted hundreds of fraudulent service requests to Cisco. According to prosecutors: 'The service requests were fraudulent in that no parts needed to be replaced, and instead of placing the replacement parts into service in Verizon Wireless network, Baxter simply took them home and sold them to third-party re-sellers for his own profit.'"
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Verizon Tech Charged In $4.5M Equipment Scam

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  • RMA System (Score:5, Informative)

    by sociocapitalist (2471722) on Monday December 12, 2011 @07:30AM (#38341528)

    When Cisco ships a replacement part under smartnet (service contract) or via a partner it comes looking for the part that was to be replaced. Normally I believe the limit is 30 days and then Cisco will look to charge the customer for the part.

    How this guy could think that no one would come looking for all of this is fairly surprising.

  • Re:greed kills (Score:5, Informative)

    by SuricouRaven (1897204) on Monday December 12, 2011 @07:43AM (#38341560)
    Except in Europe. We have some quite strict recycling laws that give the manufacturer part responsibility for end-of-lifeing old equipment. Not that they'll care at all if you just throw it in the skip.

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