Posted by Kevin Bondelli in In the News
The wealthy have been balancing budgets that are busted from their tax breaks on students for quite some time. However, for one millionaire dentist, this systemic theft was just not enough exploitation for his taste.
Richard Lewis Ludwig, a 54-year-old dentist from Michigan, found a credit card that Harrun Majeed, a veteran and community college student, dropped on the ground. Ludwig took the student’s card and headed on over to a local pizza place, ordered $40.64 worth of pizza, and paid for it with the student’s card. He did this despite the fact that he had $250 in cash in his wallet at the time. Luckily Majeed realized immediately that his card was missing and called the police in time for them to catch Ludwig in the act.
The worst part:
When asked if he was having financial problems, the sheriff’s office said, Ludwig laughed and said “absolutely not.” He told deputies his net worth was between $3 million and $4 million.
And conservatives tell us that the rich deserve to be rich because they are better people and deserve it. Sadly, this douchebag is most likely going to get off with a slap on the wrist, though if the roles were reversed and a student with a foreign name used a millionaire’s credit card we would be looking at maximum sentencing.
And justice for all…
Photo from Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Original story in Orlando Sentinel