1. Steal a bicycle.
2. Post to Craigslist that you saw an obviously hot bike and bought it so it can be reunited with its rightful owner, like this:
3. Receive cash from naive and grateful victims!
Note: It turns out this guy is probably honest. I guess I'm too old and cynical.
- Confidence trick.
- Street smart.
- Receiving stolen property: "Paying for the goods or intending to collect the reward for returning them are not defenses."