In the wake of today’s disappointing jobs news, a bizarre report from Ohio shows exactly how far unemployment has driven some consumers to go.
Susan Warren allegedly broke into a Westlake, Ohio home last week, gave the place a scrub-down, and left the residents a bill for $75, reports News Channel Five’s Tracy Carloss.
Warren reportedly selected a home at random to share her services. The “victim”, Mallory Bush, said she was asleep at the time of the break-in. When she awoke, she found a bill for $75 written on a napkin.
Warren had her first court date on Thursday, according to Mike Waterhouse at News Channel 5. The Judge set her bond at $5000 and prohibited her from contacting any of her victims.
This seems like a brilliant ploy to make money during a tough economic time, but unfortunately Warren, who’s facing jail time for her crime, isn’t an example consumers should follow.
Here are a some other strange but legal ways to make extra money from Money Talks News’ Brandon Ballenger:
Sell your body to science: You can donate blood and plasma at your local red cross if you meet certain qualifications. These visits can earn you approximately $35 a visit depending on how often you donate. Women can also sell their eggs and earn quite a bit more, usually.
Do clinical trials: You can look online to find trials that you qualify for and pay participants. This is often a good, easy way to make anywhere from a few bucks to a few thousand.
Sell used goods or crafts: This is a classic. Now, with sites like Ebay and amazon you don’t have to sit outside all day in your driveway selling your things to your neighbours, instead you can set it up online and let the buyers find it.
Check out the full report from News Channel 5 below: