Shaving off a tenth of a cent, or what Richard Pryor’s character in Superman III did, I thought was far smarter than anything that followed, but the 28-year-old software programmer from Tacoma, Wash. Sure gave it. swirl. The most surprising thing was that the criminals organized their crimes in easy-to-find folders on their laptops. White-collar criminals continue to make this mistake.
Ermenildo Castro, a 28-year-old Tacoma resident, told detectives he devised a scheme to divert customer fees from his employer, Zulily.com, to his bank account, inspired by the 90s movie “Office Space.” It is said that
According to court documents, Castro created software code that manipulated the online retailer’s checkout page to transfer shipping charges to his account. The complaint alleges Castro earned $260,000 in stolen shipping charges.
Seattle police detectives say Castro used his position as a software engineer to manipulate the price of Zulily, buying it “penny on dollar” for about $41,000.
According to police, the company’s cybersecurity personnel found a document titled “OfficeSpace Project” on Castro’s laptop. The document outlined Castro’s plan to “clean up the evidence” by manipulating audit logs and disabling alarm logs. SPD reports that the theft began in February, and by March, the company identified discrepancies in shipping charges charged to customers.