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Topic # 239564 24-Jul-2018 06:48
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Just another crime story. About $15,000 worth of theft from his employer. 

 

What gets me is this

 

He would apply for a discharge without conviction at sentencing, she said.

 

Surely not?

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/105692480/boss-catches-laptop-thief-with-elaborate-sting

 

 


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  Reply # 2061425 24-Jul-2018 06:59
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A link to the story would be helpful!




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  Reply # 2061427 24-Jul-2018 07:05
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A link to the story would be helpful!

 

 

Sorry, I normally do, now added


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  Reply # 2061428 24-Jul-2018 07:11
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He's going to apply, surely he won't be granted that request. It seems Murdoch is promising to repay and make amends which sounds like a con to get out of a conviction. The article also states the owner was greatly affected by the ordeal. Obviously a massive miscarriage of trust that had a financial impact on his business. Hope it's denied.


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  Reply # 2061429 24-Jul-2018 07:11
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Isn't it odd how, with criminals, the remorse always kicks in after they've been caught.





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  Reply # 2061431 24-Jul-2018 07:15
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floydbloke:

 

Isn't it odd how, with criminals, the remorse always kicks in after they've been caught.

 

 

True. I'm sorry I got caught.

 

I'm not out for every pint of blood, and I favour any restorative measures. I discount remorse as thats often fake, and difficult to tell if genuine. But there has to be a penalty that fits the crime.


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  Reply # 2061440 24-Jul-2018 07:39
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"The owner of the store did a monthly stocktake in April, and found 29 laptops had gone missing over the last year."

If he did a monthly stocktake it shouldn't have taken a year to notice that amount of stock going missing.

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  Reply # 2061441 24-Jul-2018 07:41
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He'll end up receiving a $50,000 payout for unfair dismissal




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Bung: "The owner of the store did a monthly stocktake in April, and found 29 laptops had gone missing over the last year."

If he did a monthly stocktake it shouldn't have taken a year to notice that amount of stock going missing.

 

Possibly, if the owner carried out all stocktakes.


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  Reply # 2061450 24-Jul-2018 08:06
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He'll end up receiving a $50,000 payout for unfair dismissal



Would not surprise me at all

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  Reply # 2061458 24-Jul-2018 08:25
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If he had of been a sportsman or a tv presenter he would have an 80% chance of a discharge without conviction and name suppression to boot.

 

 

 

Glad he got get caught surprised it took the employer a year to notice 29 laptops missing that and he already knew the guy was selling laptop's on the net.





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  Reply # 2061489 24-Jul-2018 08:50
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I'm surprised that Brendon Price had 29 laptops to be stolen.  It is a tiny shop.  





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  Reply # 2061491 24-Jul-2018 08:56
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TLD:

 

I'm surprised that Brendon Price had 29 laptops to be stolen.  It is a tiny shop.  

 

 

Over a year. I suspect the boy did the stocktake, so if he stole one every couple of weeks he would add that to the stock. I can imagine a store room of junk, boxes, piles of HDD's, laptops loose and in boxes, and stock is changing all the time


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  Reply # 2061621 24-Jul-2018 11:18
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tdgeek:

 

floydbloke:

 

Isn't it odd how, with criminals, the remorse always kicks in after they've been caught.

 

 

True. I'm sorry I got caught.

 

I'm not out for every pint of blood, and I favour any restorative measures. I discount remorse as thats often fake, and difficult to tell if genuine. But there has to be a penalty that fits the crime.

 

 

I agree, though I have to say as someone who has personally experienced this, there are cases where being caught can help you understand the impact in a way that nothing else does.

 

As a younger man, I used to drive my car very fast. I thought I was a good driver, had a decent car and regularly broke the speed limit by considerable margins if the roads were dry and straight etc. I didn't drift, skid deliberately etc.

 

One day coming in from Hamilton I was racing along SH1 and got pinged. Lost my license had to go to court, cost me an absolute fortune, but actually the second part wasn't what affected me, it was getting caught and given a stern talking to by the police officer.

 

My family had told me countless times about the potential ramifications. Sometimes you just need a different perspective.

 

It's unfortunate it took that series events to help me see the error of my ways, but to this day I feel bad about the speeds I regularly travelled and make a much more concious effort to be a better and more considerate driver.

 

I still believe the majority of people who are caught and seem remorseful probably aren't nearly as much as they say, but there will be some.

 

 


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  Reply # 2061624 24-Jul-2018 11:27
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 to this day I feel bad about the speeds I regularly travelled and make a much more concious effort to be a better and more considerate driver.

 

 

Ditto .. I shudder thinking about the way I used to drive my old ute.  Its only safety feature was the seatbelts. 

 

Now I have a car bristling with safety features, but I wouldn't dream of driving at those speeds on the road. 





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  Reply # 2061634 24-Jul-2018 11:46
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networkn:

 

 to this day I feel bad about the speeds I regularly travelled and make a much more concious effort to be a better and more considerate driver.

 

 

Ditto .. I shudder thinking about the way I used to drive my old ute.  Its only safety feature was the seatbelts. 

 

Now I have a car bristling with safety features, but I wouldn't dream of driving at those speeds on the road. 

 

 

It's good to hear this... I'm glad it's not just me! I was a frikken idiot driver when I was young and I look at my 17yo son and find it hard to believe he'd do what I did... but if I was brainless at that age, full of hormones etc what's to say he wouldn't?

 

 

 

 


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