I think we all can agree that stealing the tabs out of the stores is wrong, as is producing tabs when you haven't bought the required five figures.
But I think their policy requiring tabs from each of the five figures is balls, too. And if I were an army-builder, planning on buying multiples of the Scout and Sandperson, and I wanted multiple Georgetroopers for whatever reason, I'd have no problem with faking the tabs from the other guys.
'Course, the envelope-openers up in Montana likely won't be checking too closely for the five individual tabs, either:
Five tabs? Check.
Order form? Check.
Check? Uh. . . Check.
Someone should send in an offer with all Biker Scout tabs, for example. I'd bet they'd score a figure.