Tag Archives: theft

Dishonesty, looting and theft

This post is inspired by a comment of Dave Bath’s on DEM’s cartoon about the London riots. Dave said: Well, the looters of the City did worse damage, and government bent over backwards to (a) not remove moral hazard (b) not punish but pay to clean the mess. If the rioters were wearing white collars […]

Show me the money

The latest news from Banking Mistake Land involves faulty ATMs in Sydney. The ABC reports: Consumer groups are calling on the Commonwealth Bank to explain what went wrong with its ATMs on Tuesday, with a glitch resulting in some customers withdrawing excessive amounts from the machines. Police charged two men in Sydney on Wednesday with […]

Finders keepers?

You remember the school yard taunt, don’t you? “Finders keepers, losers weepers!” Well, I think it’s my duty as a sometime teacher of Property Law to warn the public that it’s not quite accurate. This came to my mind because of a story I read in the Herald Sun today: A couple will be charged […]

Charged with receiving chocolate frog

There’s not much to say about this story except that it is utterly outrageous: An Aboriginal boy, 12, will face a children’s court today charged with receiving a stolen Freddo frog. The chocolate frog, allegedly shoplifted by the child’s friend from a Coles supermarket in regional Western Australia, usually sells for about 70 cents. The […]