Steven Burke, a British construction worker was supposed to receive a check for $500. A misplaced decimal made the check $50,000 instead. An honest person would bring the error to the boss’s attention. And then there is Steven. He promptly went on a spending spree, spending $36,000 on designer clothes, vodka, cocaine, and online gambling. Of course, he didn’t respond to frantic emails from his boss asking for the cash back. When police caught up with Burke, he told them he “could not remember” the email informing him he had received the money in error. He now faces prison time. –--Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
The Week July 22, 2016 p 14
Proverbs 10:2 (HCSB) “Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone, but righteousness rescues from death.”