Altert reader "Jeanie" called yesterday to report a curious case that shows even thieves can be honest.
Just days after having a credit card number stolen and having $3,000 spent on her account (and eventually returned to her by her bank), the retired Tracy resident received a phone call.
She related the call to me for the benefit of all other alert readers:
The man on the phone asked to double-check her credit card info. Jeanie thought the guy's line was fishy and refused to bite.
"I caught you, this is a scam," she said.
"You're right," said the guy. And he hung up.
See? Honor among thieves. Kind of.