Welcome to the second installment of: This Week In FRAUD!
But first, an email from an attentive reader:
Love the site… but did you steal the idea for “this week in fraud” from the Daily Show’s old segment: “this week in god”?
Yes, we did, Justin. Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Speaking of stealing, American Traffic Solutions is a top-notch thief, along with their co-conspirators in crime, the politicos at the Scottsdale Police Department “Photo Enforcement Unit.” The Oceans 11 cast would blush compared to these top-notch fraudsters!
Name: Rape-van Ricky
Age: 3 (2005 Chevy Venture)
Address: None – public nuisance/vagrant – usually found on sidewalks in Scottsdale.
Hobbies: Scaring little old ladies, blocking the “Toys for Tots” sign on Christmas eve.
Trivia: Rape-van Ricky (also known as CE-88722) is a true trooper, having been deployed to crime-ridden and viciously dangerous areas such as South Scottsdale. Fortunately, he’s never left alone, as he is manned when in operation by a lackey of ATS.
Not to be confused with Redflex’s photo vans in Tempe which share a similar appearance, we do not yet believe that ATS employees get loaded before trying to entrap motorists into a fraudulent ticket (give it time: knowing their employees, some story will probably break about the vans being used for drug trafficking. Oh, the humanity!)