Happiest Victim Of Theft… Ever

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A woman in the UK has been dubbed the “happiest victim of theft ever” after the (apparently not very bright) thief who stole her debit card used it to bet on some horses. The way the betting system worked, when he won, all the winnings were deposited directly into her bank account. The thief, on the other hand, has pleaded guilty to stealing the card and is now on probation. It’s not often you have your debit card stolen and then find out that it made you a lot more money. The betting place said that if the thief had lost money, they would have voided the transaction once they found out it was a fraudulent bet. However, under the circumstances, they decided to let her keep the winnings.

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