In Pictures: Golden Gobblers 2012 - Angry birdbrains of tech

Who are the top turkeys in tech? Cringely serves up a few deserving candidates. Please pass the gravy.

Thomas Langenbach

The former VP at SAP's Palo Alto labs came up with an ingenious way to make extra cash: Go to Target, pick up overpriced Legos sets (like the $140 Star Wars Millennium Falcon), slap a cheaper bar code on them, check out, and pocket the difference by reselling the kits on eBay. Langenbach did this 2,000-plus times, according to law enforcement officials. He was captured in the act on surveillance tape and found with bogus bar code printouts in his car and hundreds of Lego kits in his $2 million home.

Despite all that, the Barcode Bandit turned down a generous plea bargain and pleaded not guilty. Apparently Lego's Jailbreak Joe served as his legal counsel.

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