- KGW News in Washington reports that a mother and daughter in Albany, Ore., allegedly scammed Coca-Cola out of $200,000 by manipulating a bottle cap contest and selling their winnings.
- The contest involved numbers under bottle caps that were redeemed for prizes.
- Carrie and Sarah Jones reportedly pleaded guilty to computer crime and will have to pay back as much as $50,000 in restitution.
From the article:
"... Coca Cola investigators got suspicious in 2011 after tracking an unusually high number of winnings to a computer IP address in Albany.
Police say the suspects sold their contest prizes on eBay.
Investigators still don't know how the mother-daughter duo got the winning prize codes. ..."