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Silicon Valley tech executive nabbed in false barcode scheme involving Lego toys

…”loss prevention” officers at the Target on Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino had never seen anyone take an interest in bar codes quite like Thomas Langenbach, a top Silicon Valley executive with the global software giant SAP. Prosecutors charged Monday that Langenbach used the tools of his trade — computer codes and the Internet — to steal a Santa’s workshop worth of Lego toys. They say Langenbach brought his own bar code stickers to the store, used them to cover up the real ones, and then purchased his plastic prey at enormous discounts. [Mercury News]

Ah, the perfidy that lurks in the closets of the rich and powerful.

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