21st century crime: a Brazilian man allegedly used artificial fingers to take his way past thumbprint scanners. Thus is the old severed-finger gambit updated.
Police said she had six silicon fingers with her at the time of her arrest, three of which have already been identified as bearing the fingerprints of co-workers.
We at Infocult await the ability to print such fraud-fingers.
Bonus points for how the locals describe some corruption:
the police investigation showed that some 300 public employees in the town, whom he described as ''an army of ghosts'', had been receiving pay without going to work.
A council spokesman has told BBC Brasil that among those believed to be those "ghost employees" - as Brazilians call informally those who receive regular wages without actually showing up for work - are public workers in the areas of health, education and security.