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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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  • by Genda (560240) <marietNO@SPAMgot.net> on Monday December 12, 2011 @06:42AM (#38341402) Journal

    Building routers 1 part at a time...

  • by deniable (76198) on Monday December 12, 2011 @06:47AM (#38341414)
    He wants to be a defense contractor.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12, 2011 @06:50AM (#38341420)

    The real crime here might be the price of Cisco equipment.

  • by toomanyhandles (809578) on Monday December 12, 2011 @07:24AM (#38341510)
    on the plus side, there's a chance that some of that "new" Cisco gear bought from that online auction side really is new!
  • Obligatory (Score:4, Funny)

    by drmofe (523606) on Monday December 12, 2011 @07:25AM (#38341516)
    "I would have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for that darn Cisco Kid"
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 12, 2011 @08:26AM (#38341658)

    "One Piece At A Time"

    Well, I left Georgia back in '96
    An' went to Verizon workin' on a orderin' gig
    The first year they had me dialin' cisco up

    Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by
    And sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
    'Cause I always wanted me an ap that could do it all.

    One day I devised myself a plan
    That should be the envy of most any man
    I'd sneak it out of there in a dhl box in my hand
    Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
    But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
    I'd have me a router worth at least a hundred grand.

    [CHORUS]
    I'd get it one piece at a time
    And it wouldn't cost me a dime
    You'll know it's me when I come through your boards
    I'm gonna flood around in style
    I'm gonna drive everybody wild
    'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

    So the very next day when I punched in
    With my big dhl box and with help from my friends
    I left that day with a dhl box full of asics
    Now, I never considered myself a thief
    VZ wouldn't miss just one little piece
    Especially if I strung it out over several years.

    The first day I got me some ports
    And the next day I got me cpu and cords
    Then I got me a big ass housing and all of the chrome
    The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
    Like the power unit and all of those IOS docs
    But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home.

    Now, up to now my plan went all right
    'Til we tried to put it all together one night
    And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong.

    The housing was a '96
    And the dsl modems turned out to be a '04
    And when we tried to put in the ethernet all the holes were gone.

    So we drilled it out so that it would fit
    And with a little bit of help with an A-daptor kit
    We had that pirate os bootin' just like a song
    Now the terminals were truly seminal,
    It could have been straight out of HAL
    But when we pulled out the switch it booted to x.

    The back end looked kinda funny too
    But we put it together and when we got thru
    Well, that's when we noticed that we only had 10GBE
    About that time my wife walked out
    And I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
    But she opened the door and said "Honey, connect me to Ravencrest."

    So we flooded the boards just for giggles
    And I headed her right on down to wow
    I could hear everybody laughin' for realms around
    But up there at the battleground they didn't laugh
    'Cause to diagnose us up it took the whole staff
    And when they got to see the ping it was minus twelve.

    [CHORUS]
    I'd get it one piece at a time
    And it wouldn't cost me a dime
    You'll know it's me when I come through your boards
    I'm gonna flood around in style
    I'm gonna drive everybody wild
    'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

    [Spoken] Ugh! Yow, CMD TACO
    This is the IPSEC 6000 MODULE
    In the SCA 30K Come on

    Huh, This is the CIOSDIOS9999
    And negatory on the cost of this mow-chine there CMD TACO
    You might say I went right up to the client
    And ordered it up, it's cheaper that way

  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Monday December 12, 2011 @09:33AM (#38341942) Journal
    I, for one, certainly can't imagine why anyone would dislike market traders, aside from envy. As we all know, financial markets have been widely regarded as practically a paragon of model free markets, remarkably free of corruption, fraud, regulatory capture, and other such socially disruptive distortions.

    Also, trading floors are frictionless ideally planar surfaces, inhabited by perfectly spherical traders who obey the ideal gas laws...
  • by clonehappy (655530) on Monday December 12, 2011 @09:44AM (#38342014)
    So, he stole 1 router?
  • by weszz (710261) on Monday December 12, 2011 @09:55AM (#38342110)

    This happened in Milwaukee Wisconsin for downtown sporting events... people in full gear sold parking spots on the road and in city owned lots, then when it was full they took off with their money and the police followed ticketing every car for illegal parking in city lots...

    turns out they were just guys with cones and lights...

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