It happened. According to a consulting company, a U.S. programmer we'll call "Bob", paid workers in China, 1/5 of his salary to do his work so he could surf the web all day.
Bob's bosses got suspicious when they noticed their systems were being accessed from overseas. At first, they thought they'd been hacked, but a simple check of Bob's computer history revealed his little scam, and he was promptly fired.
That got me thinking whether I could find some cheap labor of my own. Click on the video player for the rest of the story.