Teen games worker arrested at Carowinds for allegedly stealing money

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2010 12:34 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A 17-year-old Carowinds worker was caught Sunday putting money visitors paid to play an amusement park game into his shoe, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

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Monday, September 6, 2010 12:28 PM
LostKause's avatar

I don't have buckets of extra money laying around, so I always watch every exchange of money that I am involved with, even at a park. I try to figure out just about how much my purchase will cost before I get to the cash register, adding tax. When the cashier announces my total, I figure out quickly if that sounds right enough, then swipe my card of count and hand over my cash. When the cashier hands me my change, I have already been figuring out about how much change that I should get back, to avoid any mistakes.

As I leave, and before I put my receipt away, I glance over it to see if the prices are accurate with what I was expecting to pay, if I was double-charged for something, ect. I have sometimes made a u-turn and pointed out to my cashier that a price was wrong.

I have even been known to go back if I didn't pay enough, because I am honest to a fault. :)

I always thought that most people paid attention during their transactions.


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Monday, September 6, 2010 6:16 PM
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If it's a few cents off, I may not necessarily catch it. Sometimes, yes, but not always. But I have buckets of extra money laying around, so obviously I can afford it.

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Monday, September 6, 2010 6:21 PM
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Yeah, I just had to convert one of the extra bedrooms to a "buckets of money" room just so I had a place to keep them.


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Monday, September 6, 2010 7:44 PM
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I thought Travis had a tree?


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Monday, September 6, 2010 9:55 PM
LostKause's avatar

I do, but it doesn't bloom in the Fall or Winter, and I spend it all on Spring and Summer amusement park trips.

Actually, if my plans go well, I will soon have a tree that sprouts money all year. ...Hypothetically, of course. :)


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Monday, September 6, 2010 11:42 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
Yeah, I just had to convert one of the extra bedrooms to a "buckets of money" room just so I had a place to keep them.

Do you also keep the first dime you ever earned safely displayed under a glass case? (And does it give evil sorceresses magical powers for some unexplained reason?)

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 12:54 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Yes and yes.


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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 11:17 AM
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^^^What did you plant for you magic tree? I'm going go dig some holes in my back yard and bury a 20, a 50, and a 100.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:41 PM
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I planted magic tree seeds, of course. :p


They cost lots of 10s, 20s, 50s, and 100s.

Last edited by LostKause, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:42 PM
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