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

(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.

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)
Richard Ludwig, who upon finding a credit card in a parking lot, cops say used it to swipe $40 worth of pizza. You know, instead of paying with the $250 he had on him.   (Polk County Sheriffs Office)
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