Miami vendor charges $724 for two beers

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Supply and demand is a powerful thing when the home team is bad enough to promote heavy drinking.

But that’s not what resulted in a Dolphins fan being charged $724 for two beers at Sunday’s game against the Chargers. It was good, old-fashioned criminal misconduct.

According to the Miami Herald, 33-year-old Nathaniel Collier allegedly ran the customer’s credit card through a personal reader, placing the three-figure charge on the account. The customer received an alert not long thereafter regarding the charge, along with . . . wait for it . . . Collier’s name.

Collier has been charged with grand theft along with the use of a skimming device.

While not an employee of the Dolphins or Hard Rock Stadium, the misconduct happened there. Which makes it not a good look for a franchise that has had precious few good looks in 2019.

24 responses to “Miami vendor charges $724 for two beers

  1. “Big Trouble” by Dave Barry tells you all you need to know about the average intelligence of Florida criminals.

  2. WC Fields to Nathaniel Collier: Wass I at the game yesterday?

    NC: Yes sir you were.

    WC: And did I spend $724 on beer?

    NC: Yes sir you did.

    WC: Thank goodness, I thought I had lost it.

  3. Honestly just sounds the vendor made a mistake with the number. That would immensely stupid otherwise to even attempt while the guy was standing there.

    Wait a sec. if the guy isn’t employed by the team or facility, how was he even selling beer to begin with?

  4. I think a Dolphins fan would need about $724 worth of beer to make it through an entire game watching the product that franchise is putting on the field this year. And that’s not even stadium prices…

  5. Bernard Sanders/2020🇺🇸 says:
    October 1, 2019 at 5:37 pm
    Is beer really that important?
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    It is when you have to deal with colossal morons everyday that ask stupid questions. Very important.

  6. ak185 says:
    October 1, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    Honestly just sounds the vendor made a mistake with the number. That would immensely stupid otherwise to even attempt while the guy was standing there.

    Wait a sec. if the guy isn’t employed by the team or facility, how was he even selling beer to begin with?

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    He ran the customers card through his own personal Square reader attached to his phone which was linked to his personal account. While he very well have gotten fat fingered when typing in a number, he was still stealing.

    Most stadiums contract out their concessions to third party vendors.

  7. That’s about how much I’ve spent on beer attending the first four games of the year, yet buy that same amount of alcohol at the grocery it would cost 150 bucks. Corporate greed at its finest.

  8. “While not an employee of the Dolphins or Hard Rock Stadium” So a guy buys 2 beers from someone who neither works for the team or hard rock stadium buys 2 beers from a stranger who I assume is not behind a counter and gets scammed and it is not a good look for the team? Pile on much? Yes the team is very very bad but lets hold people accountable for not being smart enough to buy beer from stadium employees.

  9. Just finished PCI-DSS training and assessment. 3rd party absolutely does not insulate the team or facility from exposure or responsibility for this. We had to have every person who touches a credit card or computer trained and tested.

  10. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    October 2, 2019 at 6:01 am
    Just finished PCI-DSS training and assessment. 3rd party absolutely does not insulate the team or facility from exposure or responsibility for this. We had to have every person who touches a credit card or computer trained and tested.
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    As far as I can tell, he was. That does not prevent intentional acts that he knew was against policy and trained procedures.

  11. The actual cost of two beers is $18.00 which I consider as Grand Theft in it’s own right.

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