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As cash fades, Sweden’s homeless take credit cards

Jay MacDonald

Scratch another entry from the shrinking list of things credit cards can’t buy following news out of Stockholm, Sweden that homeless curbside hawkers of the local pop culture magazine Situation Stockholm now accept plastic.
No, the weather-tested vendors didn’t stumble upon a cache of discarded Square dongles behind their local Best Buy. Instead, the hooked-up homeless were given iZettle mobile card readers by the magazine in an effort to boost sales of Situation Stockholm, which goes for 50 kronor or $8.
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Criminal Charges, Volume XXVI: Caught on camera

Jeremy Simon

This week’s assortment of crime stories shares one thing in common — credit card thieves who were caught on camera attempting to use stolen plastic. Aside from that shared element, we’ve got some unusual items that include an ice pick, a thief who tried to use a car as a deadly weapon and marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.
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