Buff Up Another DARWIN AWARD

Buff Up Another DARWIN AWARD

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    Police: Woman Used Stolen Card in Lottery
    The Associated Press
    Friday, October 28, 2005; 8:13 AM

    MEDFORD, Ore. -- A woman bought a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million with a stolen credit card and could wind up with nothing if convicted, police said.
    Christina Goodenow, 38, of White City in southern Oregon faced numerous theft-related charges, forgery and possession of methamphetamine, said authorities, who searched her home Thursday.

    The card belonged to a deceased relative, they said.

    If convicted of any of the charges, Goodenow will not be able to collect prize money from the winning ticket, said police Lt. Tim George.
    Oregon Lottery officials refused to discuss specifics of the case because an investigation is still under way.
    "I'll be fascinated to see how this shakes out," Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann said. "In my 12 years with the Oregon Lottery, this is the first time I've encountered something like this."
    Goodenow purchased the winning ticket Oct. 9 using a credit card that had belonged to her mother-in-law, who died more than a year ago, police said.
    Goodenow traveled to Oregon Lottery headquarters in Salem on Oct 12 to accept an installment payment of $33,500.
    The $1 million grand prize is paid out over 20 years.
    Detectives began tracking Goodenow on Wednesday after learning that she had used the credit card to purchase several items, including the ticket.
    A search warrant served at her home Thursday turned up some methamphetamine, but little money, George said.
    "Our investigation is still trying to determine what happened to the $33,500," George said.


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    Every so often down here in Fla. the PD's get together the last known addresses of people that are wanted for various reasons,includeing non payment of child support. They put add's in the local newspaper stateing that they have won a prize(TV,money,etc.) or have unclaimed tax rebate money coming from the estate of a deceased relitive. The people show up to claim their"prize" and guess what------ YOUR BUSTED !! These idiots fall for it(outta greed) time after time. They should have "STOOPID" tatooed on their forhead. -------

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    Funny story. But not qualified for a Darwin Award. She is still in the gene pool.

    The article doesn't go into that much detail, but... after over a year, the credit on the card would likely have been maxed out a long time ago... so, is it theft if you use someone else's credit card to pay with your own money? Assuming, of course, she actually paid the bills on her deceased mother-in-law's credit card with her own money. If it's not theft, could she still collect the lottery money when she is released from prison?

    Hopefully not. I know plenty of people who are more deserving. Me, for instance.
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    Depends I guess from which angle this is viewed tho overall it has to be given I'd say a ''fraudulent'' label and so illegal.

    Yep - not quite Darwin time here - tho she may be in training for future ''bigger and better'' scams, leading to her actual demise
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    Ok Ok

    So...do I get the Forum Darwin Award for putting up the dumbest Darwin Award...or what?
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    QK - your award - it ain't spelled D-A-R-W-I-N - that's the problem

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    I'll accept that award graciously and in the spirit it was given.

    I honestly don't know what to say This is so totally unexpected.
    First Of All ...I'd like to Thank my Mom...My Brother Gary...and my Aunt Marlene...and my 3rd Grade Art Teacher and (of course) all of my friends and...and...just everybody! Everybody that helped make this unbelievably happy day possible.
    Thank You Chris!
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    You are most welcome QK - least I could do! :hand25:

    Publisher's Clearing House will soon be rushing to your door - Prize Patrol - with your new award
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