Apr 18 2008   1:37PM GMT

Daytime TV turns IT contractor to life of crime

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Police arrested an IT contractor from Wales who found the time to set up and run a pirate software business while claiming to be working from home for his main employer. The IT contractor, 36, was able to provide key project support and programming expertise to his employer from home, while simultaneously exploiting the company’s lax software ordering process to fence copies of the latest software at bargain basement prices – which PC World would find impossible to do a price match.

At his post arrest interview, the suspect allegedly claimed that the steady diet of daytime television and inane support calls from people who would “find difficulty even dressing themselves in the morning” drove him to it.

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