Millionaire Finds Kid's Lost Credit Card, Charges Pizza
Dentist had $250 in cash on him
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2011 5:38 PM CST
Richard Ludwig found a credit card, picked it up, and charged $40 worth of pizza on it. Instead of using any of the $3 million he estimates he's worth.   (PRNewsFoto/Pizza Hut)

(Newser) – So a millionaire dentist stumbles across some student's lost credit card in a parking lot, and promptly goes inside the store to ... charge $40 worth of pizza? That's the sad-sack story of Richard Ludwig, according to Florida cops, who found him inside Mia Pizza Pasta Kitchen waiting on two pies with extra olives, reports the Orlando Sentinel. When Harrun Majeed, a Florida college student and veteran, called to cancel his card, he was told there had already been a charge made—from the same plaza where he dropped it.

Majeed called cops, who found Ludwig with $250 in cash on him. The Michigan dentist, in town for his own son's college baseball game, admitted to using the found credit card to pay for the pizzas, though not for lack of funds: When police asked if he was having financial problems he reportedly laughed and estimated his net worth at between $3 million and $4 million. Click to read about another not-so-smooth criminal.

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Dec 26, 2011 10:22 AM CST
When you are that rich, with even 250$ in the pocket (and probably a wallet with several stuffed credit cards), and STILL steal from someone by using his or her credit card to order some overpriced are really bad. This dentist should taken off his licence for real. Working class people should fight this more (problem, they don't have money for good lawyers, and millionaires do have plenty of it @#$%$).
Mar 10, 2011 1:59 AM CST
Breaking news... Richard Ludwig has just announced his candidacy for the GOP 2012 nomination. Polls place him ahead of Huckabee and tied with Palin.
Mar 8, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Give the millionaire some jail time! It's shameful for a guy in his position to do that. Let's hope the jail inmates he sleeps with feed him a big thick salami.