Who says you can't get rich from saving pennies -- or in this case stealing them.
California resident Michael Largent allegedly made $50,000 by opening 58,000 brokerage accounts using an automatic script.
The companies he's accused of scamming -- E-trade and Schwab.com -- apparently send ‘‘micro-deposits'' between a few cents to a dollar when a customer opens an account to make sure the account number and routing information are right.
Among the people Largent allegedly opened accounts for, Hank Hill, Johnny Blaze and Rusty Shackelford.
Sound familiar? That's cause they're all animated characters.
The Feds charged him with four counts each of computer fraud, wire fraud and mail fraud.
Wired has the story.