Tech Worker Attempted the Scheme from “Office Space”
A tech worker in Seattle was arrested after being caught manipulating software code to divert more than $260,000 into his own account.
Charges were filed against a former Zulily software engineer named Ermenildo Valdez Castro. Castro allegedly wrote software code that manipulated customer orders and sent small amounts of money to an online banking account in addition to coding that would significantly reduce the price of items that would allow him to get merchandise for pennies on the dollar.
He told detectives that the scheme was inspired by the movie “Office Space”.
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