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Dang! Foiled again!

vaio.jpgMark Baxter had a plan. He was going to scam his local Circuit City by buying a new Sony VAIO, and then returning the box with his old computer inside. Pretty sneaky, really. Except that he forgot they had his credit card on file.

But the idiocy didn’t stop there, ladies and gents. You see, once the police recovered the merchandise, they wanted to make sure it was still functional.

When [Detective Greg] Kneiss checked the new Sony computer to make sure it hadn’t been tampered with, he found several child porn videos, according to court records.
After examining the computer, the state Attorney General’s Office Computer Forensic Unit found 43 videos of child pornography.

He was arrested and charged with felony counts of sexual abuse of children, criminal use of a communication facility and misdemeanor charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

So, unless Sony has taken factory-installed bundles to some very dark places, Mark’s “genius” plan has bit him in the ass several times over.