Facebook: Your Own Personal Probation Officer

By Kenneth Garger 07/18/11

Dumb drug felons get nabbed for boasting online about probation violations.

Felons who over-share.
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Dimwits nationwide are finding that their probation terms are being reset or revoked because of idiotic posts they’re placing on Facebook. Take for example, Scott W. Roby, convicted on charges of possession of methamphetamine and Ecstasy. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky reports  he just received a two-year prison term for violating his probation, one provision of which states that he cannot drink alcohol nor be in any establishment serving alcoholic beverages. Okay, fair enough. But after friending his probation officer on Facebook, he proceeded to post pictures of himself drinking. He also blatantly asked via Facebook, “Anyone wanna go get smashed tonight one last time before the end of the Earth?” Law enforcement officials are saying this is becoming a recurring theme in Jefferson County, Kentucky. They are amazed that the convicted offenders are openly disclosing posts that violate probation terms when they are aware their probation officers can view everything. Here, you can check out some of the more illogical posts that other crazed felons have foolishly shared with everyone under the sun.

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Ken Garger is a reporter for the New York Post. You can follow him on Twitter.