Man accused of selling golf-ball finders as bomb detectors

Found on CNet News on Saturday, 23 March 2013
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There is a trial currently in progress in which a British businessman is accused of fooling the military, the police, nay, even governments themselves into buying bomb detectors that were golf-ball finders.

The prosecution alleges that 56-year-old Jim McCormick persuaded many important people around the world that these things could spot bombs, ivory, drugs, and even bits of human bodies.

McCormick has pleaded his innocence in this trial. Still, as the case unfolds, one can only hope to discover how security professionals were fooled into buying the gadgets.

That trial will leave a lot of people red-faced. Really, don't people test every aspect of a product before handing over $41,000 for every single one?