21 June 2006

William Bosia Grzeskowiak stole for security, not greed

| johnboy
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The ABC reports from the trial of William Bosia Grzeskowiak, the bloke who stole hundreds of thousands from the Mint by cunningly stuffing the coins in his metal detector alarming steel-capped boots.

His shrink informed the court that it wasn’t greed, but a need for security that drove his thieving. If this one floats then we can all take to a life of crime!

Sadly it’s the worker who’s taking the fall and not the idiots in the Mint who lacked the basic quality controls to tell they were missing thousands of coins.

UPDATED: The SMH repots a sentence of 3 years, non parole of 18 months which seems appropriate. They also quote Justice Connoly being similarly amazed at the managerial incompetence of a Mint that can’t tell how much money they should have.

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That was my thought too Jane – poor bastard. If only he was working on the $1 press instead of the $2 press he’d still be doing it

Further to bonfire’s comments:

I find it funny that he had trouble laundering $2 coins. If he had stolen $1 coins he could have gone to any pub or club in the country and changed them at the pokies change counter without raising an eyebrow.

Good call, Vic.

I do think that a lot more use needs to be made of murder / manslaughter / assault-occaisioning-g-b-h charges in such cases, relying on “reckless indifference”.

Vic Bitterman9:19 pm 21 Jun 06

This faggot gets 3 years for stealing a shit load of coin.

The faggot who killed that pregnant mother last year in Conder -she was on the motorbike, her hubby was riding – he failed to give way, was unlicenced and driving an unregistered car – gets a good behaviour bond.

Our judges are out of control.

my family has a country house in disrepair in victoria. this joker passed through the local town and went into the pub and tried to swap a bag of gold coins for notes. the publican was sus, called the general store, where the bloke had just tried the same thing. the coppers were then notified and he was tumbled.

apparently he had tried the same thing at every town he drove through!

not the sharpest criminal mastermind.

sentenced to 3yrs top 18/12 bottom

James-T-Kirk11:49 am 21 Jun 06

Or when there both hot chicks and getting married?

Perhaps someone should post up a picture of him so that we can all judge him from afar…

I only believe in judging others when they don’t know I’m doing it, or don’t have the right of reply.

James-T-Kirk11:45 am 21 Jun 06

He clearly had a poor body image brought about by the media.

I wonder if he is also fat?

Yep, poor choice of words there, Johnboy. The worker’s taken the fall fully justifiably. And we don’t actually know what’s happened to the secruity wonks who performed so completely inadequately – I’d be guessing there’d be major concerns going on. But they haven’t actually done anything criminal, just incompetent. While the Mint Employee is criminal.

“no system is foolproof”? This wasn’t exactly the crime of the century.

The difference between people who have inadequate security on their houses and this, is that in this case someone is being paid to implement and maintain effective security.

If the homeowner has been entrusted with a vital organ of state? Yes! lock them up for inadequate security.

The Mint demonstrably had no inventory control.

If they did have they’d have caught this joker themselves.

Using that logic should we then be locking up people who have inadequate security on their houses when they are burgled?

I’m sure there are some systems in place there. The fact that they may or may not have been inadequate (and no system is foolproof) doesnt obviate the thief’s responsibility in any way

Let’s not blame the poor thief, after all he is a victim of something (not sure what). The employers CAUSED him to steal by their negligence. With this attitude, people could regard anything stealable as fair game. Stealing is wrong, and stealers are stuffing up our society.

Oh I hope he gets severely punished

but i wish more severe punishment would be meted out to the negligent incompetents entrusted with maintaining our nation’s currency.

That would be the same worker who stole from his employer. Lets remember who the crook is here

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