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MAN CHARGED FOR TRYING TO CHEAT IBM OUT OF GOODS WORTH $10m

A Poughkeepsie, New York computer store owner has been charged with mail fraud for trying to cheat IBM Corp out of more than $10m worth of goods and services, Associated Press reports: Jeffrey Ehmann, 31, was charged with devising a scheme to submit more than 5,000 counterfeit software licence documents to IBM in order to get copies of the upgrade version and extended service and other accessories free; Ehmann allegedly mailed in thousands of requests, using different names but asked that all the new software be sent to one of 10 addresses, all of which were Mailboxes Etc storefronts in New York and Ohio… Now it is pretty clear that the product in question must be the come-on upgrade to OS/2 2.0, which seems a little like going in for forgery, and perfecting $1 bills where the technology would just as easily do $100 bills – one wag suggests that he simply wanted to relabel and sell the 32 floppy disks on which the thing arrives.

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