The invaluable Law Profession blawg has the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's disbarment of Paul Wayne Shoup, an attorney who was working for a tax organization. According to the opinion, attorney Shoup made a remarkable discovery: "that the Montgomery County [Maryland] Treasury Office website could be easily searched for companies due tax refunds [... Attorney Shoup] began stealing the unauthorized real property tax refund checks simply by contacting the Montgomery County Treasury Office and requesting that a refund check be mailed out."
Mr. Shoup stole half a million dollars using this technique. Nice.
Shoup who paid restitution was subsequently sentenced to 18 months for felony theft.