A 28 year old worker from Tacoma who worked at Zulily was just busted by skimming shipping fees charged on the site. He claimed he was inspired by the movie Office Space (and Richard Pryor in 1983’s Superman III), and stole about $260,000 in shipping fees by redirecting the payments into his own account. He also manipulated prices using his developer permissions to buy $41,000 in merchandise on the website for pennies on the dollar.
He wasn’t subtle though and took ALL the shipping fees – so he was easily caught. I guess thieves in 1983 were at least smarter by taking fractions of a cent. Still, the idea of ‘salami slicing’ (as the skimming method has been known) has been around a long time.