How This Guy Scammed UPS Shouldn't Have Been This Easy, But It Was

Sometimes criminal plans are so stupid, that they just work because someone is bold enough to try it.

Like that guy who casually stole $ 1.6 million in gold from the back of an armored truck in NYC and managed to get it back home, cut it up, launder it, and make it to his home country of Ecuador.

Sure, he was ultimately caught, but now the dude has a book deal and is doing interviews about his escape, so it’s a win-win for the opportunistic criminal. And all it took for him was to hoist a bucket out of the back of an armored truck when no one was looking. Seems like an obvious tactic most people wouldn’t attempt, on account of the guards being armed and all – the whole thing just seems too simple to work, but it did. 

It’s that same criminal simplicity that temporarily worked for this Chicago man who was seemingly able to, on paper, make his home address Atlanta’s UPS Headquarters. Which not only netted him a lot of mail, but some cash to boot.

Dushaun Henderson-Spruce allegedly didn’t need to do much to convince everyone that the Atlanta, Georgia UPS headquarters business address was his home – all he needed to do was grab a USPS change of address form and fill it out.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Spruce even messed up while filling out the form: “Henderson-Spruce did not identify himself on the one-page form. At first, the initials ‘HS’ were written on the signature line, but the initials were then scratched out and replaced with ‘UPS,’ according to the charges,” 

After the shoddily change of address form was submitted, it didn’t take long for all of UPS’ corporate mail to be forwarded to Hendeson-Spruce’s apartment in the North Side of Chicago. He was receiving tons and tons of mail every single day.

Sometimes it was handed directly to him, other days it was placed in a ginormous UPS tub right outside of his door because all of the correspondence wouldn’t fit in his mailbox. And it wasn’t just bills and coupons Henderson-Spruce was receiving: it was paychecks and credit cards.

Roughly 10 checks made out to UPS worth a collective $ 58,000 were deposited into Henderson’s bank account, and the affidavit doesn’t indicate whether or not he used the corporate American Express credit cards that were sent to his home.

Henderson had accumulated some 3,000+ pieces of mail intended for the UPS corporate office in Atlanta, which also included personal employee data, before UPS’ security team started to get suspicious. Postal Inspectors eventually paid Henderson a visit at his apartment, where they managed to have a little chat.

Spruce told them that he worked at a company-facility part-time back in 2012. When The Tribune interviewed Henderson-Spruce, he intimated that all of the mail was forwarded to his house as a result of some kind of mix-up, but he didn’t explain the situation any further.

He was charged with misdemeanor bank fraud and the possession of a stolen check. But now he is facing a federal offenses for mail theft and fraud, which carry maximum sentences of 5 and 20 years respectively.

Henderson’s story is prompting a lot of people to ask a very obvious question: how the heck was it so easy for someone to do this, and what’s stopping others from doing exactly the same thing?

Understandably, people are freaking out that their own mail can be forwarded to pretty much anywhere someone wants. I mean just look at how easy it was for a major corporation’s mail to be forwarded to an individual apartment in an entirely different state.

But it prompted a discussion on change of address procedures and what would be done to ultimately prevent such glaring cases of fraud for going on as long as Henderson’s did.

As far as the USPS is concerned, however, it’s not a big enough problem for them to worry about because percentage-wise, change of address fraud isn’t that common. To put it in perspective, 37 million change of address requests were processed last year and 99.9 percent of them were deemed to be totally kosher.

“The rate of suspicious transactions reported by customers is less than 1/10 of 1 percent and many of the complaints are determined not to be related to fraud. A number of these complaints can be traced to domestic or other disputes between families and friends, who have access as a result of their relationship to information which allows one to forward mail. Still others can be attributed to service-related issues.

“We are continuously implementing security enhancements to enhance the security of our change of address process. We continue to assess these options, as we determine the best alternatives to protect the needs of our customers.” – USPS in a statement to NPR.

The simplicity of Henderson’s plan, despite what USPS says, has got some people admiring his bold criminal approach.

And it’s got some thinking that, hey, if it’s that easy, they should commit some change of address fraud of their own for a little while.

Maybe don’t get it re-routed to your home address and deposit the checks in an overseas account if you’re going to try and follow in Henderson’s footsteps. Not that you should, obviously, but still.

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19 People Fess Up To Having Sex In Beds They Shouldn't Have

Boundaries are a really important thing to have.  There’s a line in your relationship with those in your life that really shouldn’t be crossed if you want to maintain a healthy relationship with them.

Unfortunately, some people cross those lines…repeatedly.  Despite having access to many other beds for sex, these people seem to be hooked on hooking up in someone else’s bedroom.

Some recognize how lucky they were to not get caught, and others literally stopped caring, even looking forward to the next opportunity to do so.  

Here are 19 confessions from people that can’t seem to get it on unless they’re in someone else’s bed, and we’re not talking about the person they’re hooking up with’s.

  1. Fun Fact: They were doing the same

  2. At least buy her new sheets

  3. Someone isn’t telling the whole story with this one

  4. Translation: Once

  5. Probably the same reason they enjoy doing it there too

  6. That’s just disrespectful

  7. I guess we know why he’s her ex now

  8. You’re the reason why people wrap their furniture in plastic

  9. Plot Twist: They feel the same way about having sex on yours whenever you’re out of the house

  10. They fixed it a few times before, you just did a bad job of it

  11. Condumb

  12. Lifehack: Use the bedpost

  13. Rude

  14. Doesn’t she have her own room?

  15. That’s a sales pitch if I’ve ever heard one

  16. You’re supposed to have a chair in your room designated for that

  17. That’s one way to earn a sibling’s resentment

  18. And this is clearly another

  19. I’m sure he would’ve been OK literally anywhere else, but whatever

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21 People That Shouldn't Be Allowed To Post On The Internet

We’ve all come across a post or two that made us wince.  Maybe it was from someone you met while out of state, or a family member of a good friend that you’ve met once or twice.  

Occasionally though, we see a post that makes our soul wince.  A few people did, and decided to screecap the posts so everyone else has to suffer through what they did.

  1. Like this wife who posted her husband’s late night browsing history on Facebook instead of talking to him about it

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  2. Or this guy that should’ve probably sent a PM instead

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  3. This fact-checking movie critic

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  4. This really, really single guy

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  5. This catch

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  6. This well-wisher

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  7. This hair enthusiast

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  8. This exotic food connoisseur

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  9. This man that needs to have something explained to him

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  10. This aspiring scholar

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  11. Or this grateful gift receiver

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  12. This grateful spouse

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  13. This guy that reconnects with people once a year

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  14. This. Just…all of this.

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  15. This apologetic daughter

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  16. This curious individual

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  17. This entrepreneur

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  18. Hopefully she isn’t talking about her son

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  19. This apologetic soul

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  20. This guy that loves surprising people

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  21. And this Prince Charming

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