Lady Steals Soda for Can Deposit Money

Well, that's one way to do it

Authorities claim that a Massachusetts woman used stolen welfare cards to buy $64 worth of soda, only to immediately deposit the full cans into an automatic redemption machine for the nickel deposit.

The accused woman reportedly bought eighteen 12-packs of soda, which at a nickel a can, would've given her the grand total of $10.80 had she gotten away with it.

She was held on $250 bail, facing charges of larceny, property destruction, and receiving stolen property. The full cans, sources say, caused extensive damage to the redemption machine.

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