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Who else thinks this is the perfect golf course swindle for some easy holiday cash?

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Wtf, I thought he was really planning on giving the money to the children's hospital until I got to the cash part. :-( :-( :-(

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And there is a warm place in hell for someone who would actually do something like this.... I mean seriously?  do you also kick your dog and steal kids candy too??

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And there is a warm place in hell for someone who would actually do something like this.... I mean seriously?  do you also kick your dog and steal kids candy too??

Depends on the candy... ;-)

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You are probably a mall Santa and is diddling the kids while you are at it! Scum Bag!

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I think it's brilliant except the economic analysis may be slightly off. I agree with Day1. A minimum of $720. Kudos for the plan. Day2 gets dicier. When the clubhouse calls the cops (because word gets out), your proceeds suffer slightly. Rather than pull in $720, you'll have to count on only $100 or so before being cuffed and ridiculed and humiliated for what a lowlife scum your plan showed you to be. Then future days become yet dicier: lawyer fees, lost wages when you are dumped from your job, inability to find work due to failure to adequately explain your conviction. I'd estimate those negatives conservatively at perhaps $500,000 over your lifetime. Hypothetically of course.

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Wtf, I thought he was really planning on giving the money to the children's hospital until I got to the cash part.

Ya i did to POS, lucky he does not live by me, Randllt you forgot medical bills after everyone beat him down!

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So I have a buddy who is going out of town for a week after Thanksgiving. I told this buddy that I would be happy to come to his condo to pick up his mail and water his plants, and he happily agreed.

Well this buddy lives in a condo that borders a golf course.

And this buddy has a golf cart for the course.

And here in the gulf, my town has an average November/December daily high of 68 degrees and sunny, and people here are fanatic about golf. So where in a more Northern state a golf course would be cold and deserted this time of year, this course has two foursomes on every hole, one on the tee and one on/near the green. I also happen to know the grounds crew all leave by 2pm.

So, here's where I'm going with this: I can get an used adult size full santa suit, complete with hat, beard and boots online for about $60. And a velvet deposit bag for $20. At round-about 4pm, right around the time of the daily high, and therefore the busiest time on the course for a deep south winter, and a time when any grounds employees are long gone, I strike:

I put on the santa suit at my friend's place, get in his golf cart and make a round through the course, Each group of golfers will be approached by me, a Jolly santa on a golf cart with a deposit bag "collecting for the children's hospital. Figure I get an average of $5 per person (A LOW estimate) and 4 in a group, two groups on a hole, $5 x 8 x 18 =$720 I "collect" for "charity" in a quick 30 minute run. Now multiply that by the 6 days I'll be doing this for. Now we have a VERY CONSERVATIVE $4,320 I just made in holiday cash.

It could work easily: Figure you're a golfer, and a guy dressed as Santa with a deposit bag comes around on a golf cart identical to the ones the course rents, wouldn't you think he's legit? Further, unless you're a complete Grinch, of course you want to help the children's hospital, right? Not to mention you don't want to be "that guy" in the group who is the only holdout, do you? So each person gladly hands me cash.

And here's the best part of the whole scenario: I would be in complete disguise, so if someone finds out later that I wasn't for real, no one could identify me or even give a description of what I look like outside of the Santa getup. Have you ever taken your kids to see the mall Santa? Would you have recognized him if you saw him again in his street clothes? Exactly.

So, perfect crime and easy holiday cash?

Hypothetically of course.

If you do that, you're not being clever, you're a thief.

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I think it's brilliant except the economic analysis may be slightly off.

I agree with Day1. A minimum of $720. Kudos for the plan.

Day2 gets dicier. When the clubhouse calls the cops (because word gets out), your proceeds suffer slightly. Rather than pull in $720, you'll have to count on only $100 or so before being cuffed and ridiculed and humiliated for what a lowlife scum your plan showed you to be.

Then future days become yet dicier: lawyer fees, lost wages when you are dumped from your job, inability to find work due to failure to adequately explain your conviction. I'd estimate those negatives conservatively at perhaps $500,000 over your lifetime.

Hypothetically of course.

Even though the OP seemed to be trolling, from a hypothetical standpoint, I don't even think day 1 would go as planned. As soon as he passes a beverage cart girl, or a ranger spots him, he would be removed from the course at the very least, and most likely would be speaking with the authorities. A Florida course that crowded would have ranger presence, and I can't believe a ranger would allow some guy driving around bugging the golfers, Santa or not.

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