Hey, remember the old Maytag repairman commercials? I do. They depicted Maytag appliances as being so incredibly sturdy and dependable, repairmen had nothing to do. Hence the advertising slogan/moniker, “The Loneliest Guy in Town.”
Three different actors played the bored-to-death fix-it men. Nowadays, there’s a new one altogether.
Anyway, get to the point.
Seems there’s a Maytag repair guy out in Reno who got a little too bored. From the NY Times:
By using serial numbers he copied from washers and dryers at local retail outlets such as Lowe’s and Fry’s Electronics, he submitted … false claims for repairs and travel expenses to the company…”
Now that’s some nerve. And not only did he rack up bogus repair bills, he racked them up to the tune of over $300,000. In 2006 alone, he submitted claims for over 3,000 repairs. (No wonder Maytag noticed.)
The guy, of course, denies all charges. Now really, luv. Did we expect anything less?
*ding ding* BOOT to the head.