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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/02/2013

Her fingerprints were all over this

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A worker at a Rite Aid drug store has been charged with embezzlement after she stole nearly US$6,000 from the Virginia State Lottery, according to WTKR television. It wasn’t hard to track down who stole the money — workers are required to use their fingerprints to access the lottery machine and the cash inside. "We work a lot of different cases. Some are much more difficult than others," said Adam Bernstein of the Virginia Beach Police Department.

You mean those profiles aren’t real?

TORONTO — A former worker for the controversial website Ashley Madison — a dating website for married people looking to have affairs — is suing the company for $20 million, according to the Canadian Press. The reason? She hurt her wrist while typing fake profiles of "sexy women" for the website’s Brazil expansion. Doriana Silva said she was hired to help launch a Portugese-language version of the website at a starting salary of $34,000 plus benefits. She claimed she was asked to create 1,000 fake female profiles in three days to lure men to sign up and pay for access to the site. Silva’s allegations haven’t been proven in court.