“Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz was caught after he got a parking ticket where he stopped to kill someone. Ted Bundy was pulled over for driving without his lights on. If you’re going to break the really big laws, it makes some kind of sense I guess that you’ll break the little ones too.
So it shouldn’t be at all surprising that a credit card fraud ring was foiled by failure to use a turn signal. (HT: Autoslash)
Samantha Rudd was driving a rented SUV in Idaho and she was pulled over for failing to use her turn signal exiting an Interstate. She didn’t have a drivers license. The car was rented in someone else’s name.
Her co-conspirator Jonathan Coons was using his body and the positioning of his seat to hide something. The rolled down the window just 5 inches. Since police wanted to search the vehicle they called for a K9 unit so that a dog could ‘alert’.
When the door was searched, officers noticed different types of credit cards inside the door pocket. They found more credit cards underneath the seat along with an Oregon driver’s license for the woman listed on the rental vehicle and credit cards and gift cards with Coons’s name on them.
…On top of the rear seat they reported finding a gray backpack, which contained a credit card manufacturing machine, blank credit cards and a book with thousands of credit card numbers, some which had been crossed out.
Credit: Autoslash Blog
The vehicle was rented with a fake license. If the drivers license provided had matched the rental agreement they probably would have been on their way.