Thursday, September 03, 2009

This is what happens...

...when we have easy access to computers:

James Gordon Rogers admitted his guilt and shame in the Dec. 7 suicide note he mailed to officials investigating the Ponzi scheme the 50-year-old Houstonian ran to make his financial services company look successful.
Rogers told police he had changed his mind about killing himself when they found him in New Braunfels eight days after he sent the letter. He agreed to drive back to Houston, where he detailed the country club golf games in which he sold shares of his phony company.
To pay dividends for the nonexistent company, he used his home computer to make more than $650,000 worth of certificates of deposit he sold to 12 friends.

Everyone knows what would have prevented this? Background checks and computer licensing and registration, of course. It's just common sense!