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Please Rob Me: Cruise Line Edition

An unexpected perk of writing the LBW column is that I'm becoming quite the expert on the many different ways people inadvertently say, "Please Rob Me." There is the use of Foursquare, of course, to announce when you're not home; listing a funeral or wedding in the newspaper, which will allow industrious robbers who read the newspaper to hit your house while you are mourning at the funeral or living it up at the wedding reception; and even using an answering machine to say you're "not home" (according to an old Family Circle magazine article).

The latest way to say "Please Rob Me?" Sign up for a cruise!

Royal CNN reports that Bethsaida Sandoval, a former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line employee has been arrested and charged with burglarizing the homes of 24 vacationers who were spending time at sea. Police say Sandoval accessed personal information about reservations to find out (a) when the vacationers would be away, and (b) the vacationers' home addresses. 

Sandoval allegedly obtained the customers' personal information and then gave the information to her husband. She and her husband would then reportedly go to the houses and burgle them on the first night of the cruises.

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 16, 2010 at 12:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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