Koffi Gnagby: Dude, If You Steal $100K From Self-Pay Parking Machines, It Will Get Noticed
Koffi Gnagby, who has at least half a Dickensian name, had a simple job: Go around to the self-pay parking machines in the Medical Center and collect the cash deposited therein.
Apparently handling that cash became too much of a temptation. Gnagby, whose first name really should be Silas or something like that, somehow determined that he could take $100,000 in a seven-month period and no one would notice.
He determined wrongly.
Officials higher up the self-pay parking foodchain eventually figured out that the intake was a little light. They looked at surveillance video and discreetly followed Gnagby on his daily rounds, according to court documents.
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Gnagby's scam, according to prosecutors, involved fiddling with the records at each machine, but when you're dealing mostly with $5 bills, moving a hundred thou is a pretty hefty challenge to overcome without being noticed when you have a tail on you.
When he was confronted with the charges, Gnagby was found to have almost $7,000 of fives in his car. Sure, it doesn't quite have the glamor of a leather-tooled briefcase packed with benjamins, but it's all still acceptable as legal tender.
Gnagby is in jail now on a $100,000 bond, which we're guessing he won't meet with a bag full of fives.
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