Frédéric Bastiat, Call Your Office

From the AZ Republic:

The owner of a glass company accused of a $132,000 scheme to smash Scottsdale school bus windows and profit from the repairs has been indicted.

A Maricopa County grand jury returned the Jan. 22 indictment against Troy Jason Vollberg, 34, who was arrested Friday by Scottsdale police....

documents accuse Vollberg, owner of Tri-State Glass, of being the mastermind behind an effort nearly two years ago to bilk the Scottsdale Unified School District out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace broken bus windshields.

Investigators claim Vollberg paid Scott Sloan $5,000 to find a person to knock out the glass, and then paid Mike Olivares $15,000 in April 2007 to break out the front windshields of 70 school buses in a Scottsdale bus yard.

Vollberg, whose company was a subcontractor for the school district, charged the district $134,000 to repair the windshields.

Police documents say Vollberg pocketed the money and used it for a "trip to Las Vegas and new tires for his truck."

Arrested for acting on the broken windows fallacy!  If only we could do the same with the Congressional authors of the stimulus bill.


  1. Brandon:

    That is incredible! I don't know how you find this stuff!

  2. Kyle Bennett:

    "a $132,000 scheme"

    "charged the district $134,000 to repair the windshields."

    Somebody pocketed another two grand right in the middle of the story!

  3. Jim Collins:

    Well if I ran the only place in town that sold glass, I'd be giving away BB guns.

  4. Emperor PaulsonPatine:

    Wrecking something so he can get rich on the cleanup operation - who's he think he is, a central banker?