Posted by Adam @ 12:01 pm on January 23rd 2010

Maker of fake bomb detectors gets collar felt

Jim McCormick, the maker of faith-based bomb detectors has been nicked based on allegations of being a cheating, lying bastard who’s endangering the lives of people who depend on the pieces of crap he calls “bomb detectors”. Or as the fuddy-duddies in the Crown Prosecution Service call it, he has been arrested “on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation”

The interesting question, I guess, is whether he thought these things are going to work or is just a seedy fraudster. Given that he was charging 40 grand a time for something that’s basically just an RFID chip, one would suspect there’s a big element of the latter.

2 Comments »

  1. So they sold tens, if not hundreds of millions of $$$ worth of these things before anyone bothered taking one apart, or even testing it? Did Iraq finally realize that their thousands of bomb detectors have never detected a single bomb?

    Comment by Dingle — 1/25/2010 @ 12:57 am

  2. That’s an excellent question.

    Comment by Adam — 1/25/2010 @ 1:42 pm

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