Adding It Up

In November 2004, Robert L. Whiteside submitted a receipt toState Farm Fire and Casualty Company, claiming that his chrome rimsand tires had been stolen from his residence during a burglary. Theinsurance company reimbursed the Kentucky resident a total of$3,965 for the parts, but when special investigators at the companybegan to review the receipt, Whiteside's story just wasn't addingup.

Not only was the change due back to Whiteside incorrect on theinvoice, but the number listed on it matched a receipt given toanother customer who bought other items from that store. Whitesidewas also unable to verify that he did in fact own the tires andrims at any point, so the former Louisville corrections officerfound himself in court.

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