* How many 4 cents stamps are there in a dozen?

Posted on March 20th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other

* How many 4 cents stamps are there in a dozen?

Answer: 12.

Now…read this story from Huff Post/AP and “figure out” why the guy only has to pay $200,000 in restitution although he stole $460,000.

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town has admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters.

The Record ( ) reports Thomas Rica pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of theft. In return, prosecutors will recommend that he receive five years’ probation and pay about $200,000 in restitution to Ridgewood.

The 43-year-old Hawthorne resident lost his job with Ridgewood in January 2013, following his arrest for taking $500 in coins from its parking meter collection room. But investigators later determined that he stole $460,000 overall.

Authorities said the thefts occurred over the course of 25 months. They say Rica was not authorized to be in the room but would enter it and fill his pockets with money. They say he deposited the money more than 1.8 million quarters — in his bank account.

9 Comments to “* How many 4 cents stamps are there in a dozen?”

  1. TURNER says...

    How about they found $260,000 in his bank account. So $200,000 restitution plus $260,000 equals $460,000?

    The bigger question, how come no jail time?

    • Sid L. Turner says...

      How come this guy is only getting probation? No jail time. No community service.

    • ZED says...

      I was thinking the exact same thing, how come no jail for this guy?

    • Mr. Klein says...

      TURNER, that’s the way I figure it. how come this clown didn’t go to jail is the big mystery here.

  2. Jeff Eats says...

    True Story:

    A few years ago while waiting for a table, I asked a 9 year old kid also waiting with his family–How many 4 cents stamps in a dozen? and- the kid says to me, “Is that a baker’s dozen or regular dozen?” True story.

  3. Blue and White says...

    If obama had a son he would be this former public works inspector Thomas Rica………..

  4. gary says...

    Three friends share a motel room and pay $10 each at check-in ($30 total).
    The bellhop comes to their room, hands them 5 singles and tells them the room is $25 for the night.
    They take 1 single each and give the bellhop the remaining $2 as a tip.
    Cost ea. friend $9. each($27)
    Tip to bellhop $2 ($27 + $2 = $29)
    What happened to the “missing” $1. ?

    • David L says...

      I’ll admit it…I whipped out my calculator…

    • Tommy A says...

      What’s the answer?.

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