FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison

A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said Friday. Investigators say 59-year-old Linda Patricia Thompson told them she wanted to go back to prison. Thompson said sheContinue reading “FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison”

Thieves using computers to hack ignition to steal cars

By JEFF BENNETT Police and car insurers say thieves are using laptop computers to hack into late-model cars’ electronic ignitions to steal the vehicles, raising alarms about the auto industry’s greater use of computer controls. The discovery follows a recent incident in Houston in which a pair of car thieves were caught on camera usingContinue reading “Thieves using computers to hack ignition to steal cars”

Alligator eats burglary suspect hiding from cops

Investigators have identified the remains of a suspected burglar who was killed by an alligator. Police say it appears 22-year-old Matthew Riggins was hiding from law enforcement when the incident occurred. Brevard County deputies have determined that Matthew Riggins, 22, was killed by an alligator in Barefoot Bay lake on Nov. 23 while possibly hidingContinue reading “Alligator eats burglary suspect hiding from cops”

Woman undergoes surgery to recover stolen 6 carat diamond she swallowed

A Chinese woman who swallowed a six-carat (1.2g) diamond was forced to take laxatives and endure colonoscopy. Jiang Xulian, 39, stole the diamond worth Thb10m (£180,000) diamond from the Bangkok Gems and Jewellery Fair in Nonthaburi, Thailand. She confessed to her theft to police when an X-ray showed the stone in her large intestine. TheContinue reading “Woman undergoes surgery to recover stolen 6 carat diamond she swallowed”

Ex-prof set up company to re-sell lab equipment to Colorado University at 300% markup

Donald Cooper with scientific colleagues. Donald Cooper mug shot. A former University of Colorado professor has been arrested on suspicion of creating a company to sell marked-up lab equipment to the Boulder campus in what prosecutors call a theft “scheme.” Donald Cooper, 44, was arrested at his home in Boulder on Tuesday afternoon, according toContinue reading “Ex-prof set up company to re-sell lab equipment to Colorado University at 300% markup”

New scientific research shows that thinking about their jobs makes bankers dishonest

By SETH BORENSTEIN The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests. A team of Swiss economists tested the honesty of bank employees in a lab game that would pay off in cash if they cheated. When workers at an unnamed bank were asked about their home life, they wereContinue reading “New scientific research shows that thinking about their jobs makes bankers dishonest”