Tag Archive: Theft


Sheriff Describes ‘Police Corruption’ After Deputy Arrest

 

 

SWAT Sex Scandal

 

” A King County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday for investigation of promoting prostitution, theft and drugs.

  But the problems extend far beyond the lone deputy, Sheriff John Urquhart said at a Thursday afternoon news briefing.

  Members of the SWAT team were aware that the deputy, Darrion Keith Holiwell, was taking brass shells from a gun range where SWAT practices and sold them. Money went to a slush fund that was said to be affiliated with the Sheriff’s Office – but Urquhart said Holiwell kept that fund secret from commanders.

  There is also evidence that Holiwell sold steroids to members of the SWAT team. But the Sheriff’s Office can’t say exactly how many deputies may be steroid users – it’s against the law for them to test.”

 

 

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Officer Accused Of Stealing From Make-A-Wish

 

 

Make-A-Wish Robbery

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” A Memphis police officer is accused of trying to steal money from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It happened at Memphis International Airport and the entire incident was caught on camera.

  The video shows a mad dash for the cash. Police say Officer Ronald Harris tried to steal money from the Make-A-Wish Foundation as they were dropping off $1,500 to a family going on a wish trip. Somehow Harris knew about it.

  Police say Harris head-butted Nathan Moore, whose forehead was cut so badly he needed stitches. Moore refused medical attention and insisted on getting on the plane with his family.

  Harris is now suspended from the Memphis Police Department. New reports show he was already on leave seeing a psychologist and may suffer a mental disorder. His wife says he’s threatened to kill her.

  Police say they found stolen mail in his car that belonged to his neighbor.”

 

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Colorado Crime Levels See Little Change Since Marijuana Legalization – Study

 

 

 

 

 

” Less than six months into the experiment that Colorado took up by legalizing marijuana, state officials have released new data indicating that crime has fallen across a number of demographics since January 1.

  The Colorado Department of Public Safety released data through the end of February indicating that not only has the doomsday scenario that law enforcement officials predicted not come true, but crime has fallen by significant margins.

  Compared to the same time period in 2013, overall property crime fell by 14.6 percent in Denver. Homicide rates, while not leaving the single digits in either year, fell by 66.7 percent while the number of robberies decreased by seven percent. Other violent offenses have remained consistent or increased.

  Authorities have admitted that the two-month sample size is far too small to be conclusive, although the signs are encouraging after fears that Denver would descend into a metropolitan hellscape if cannabis were to become legal for residents over 18 years old.

“ We quite frankly don’t know,” Henny Lasley, spokesperson for Smart Colorado, which aims to keep marijuana away from children, told Vox. “We’ve had three complete months of retail marijuana. We were getting those questions three days into legalization. It’s a pretty short window.” “

 

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Number of TSA agents arrested for theft since 2003: 400

 

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Number of terrorists caught by the TSA: 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 DETAINED IN MEXICO THEFT OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

 

 

” Six people tested for possible radiation exposure have been released from hospital but remain under detention as suspects in the theft of a truck carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60, officials said Friday.

  Of the detained men, ages 16 to 38, only the 16-year-old showed signs of radiation exposure and he was in good health, a spokeswoman for Hidalgo’s Health Department said on condition of anonymity because she isn’t allowed to discuss the case.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radioactive ‘Dirty Bomb’ Ingredients Stolen In Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

” The UN’s atomic energy watchdog today announced that a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, adding that the material could be used to produce a dirty bomb. As AFP reports, the truck was carrying the material from a hospital in Tijuana to a waste center before it was stolen near Mexico City. Suspects have yet to be named, though Mexican authorities have alerted the public and are currently investigating.”

 

 

 

 

    But there is no need to secure our border . What could possibly go wrong letting our southern boundary be open to all comers ?

 

 

” The cobalt-60 material onboard was used for medical purposes, and was properly sealed at the time of the robbery, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement Wednesday. It could be “extremely dangerous,” however, if the thieves remove or damage the shielding. Cobalt-60 is a synthetic radioactive isotope used in a variety of industrial applications and for medical radiotherapy. It is usually held in medical containers that prevent people from being exposed for strong radiation.”

 

 

 

Nothing to see here , move along , remain calm , all is well …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoplifter Knocked Out For Stealing

   Tired of constantly rising prices ? Then do your part like this gentleman did . Shoplifting and theft play a major role in the cost of doing business and as is typically the case in the business world that cost gets passed on to the consumer . That means that the law-abiding shoppers , you and I , ultimately pay for the shoplifter’s scores .

   This man obviously had had enough and decided to do his part . We should all be so forthright and courageous . Fighting back is the best way to decrease crime and increase public safety . It’s exactly the “it’s none of my business” attitude that has led us to a society of dependence , fear and loss of liberty . Face it , the government can’t do for us , we need to do for ourselves , and this gentleman struck a blow for us all when he knocked out the thief .

HT/UniversalFreePress

Bitcoin Burglary: Hackers ‘Rob Online Bank’

 

 

 

” An Australian man who operates a virtual bank for holding digital currency has claimed hackers stole more than Aus $1m (£788,000) of bitcoins from his website.

The man, known only as TradeFortress, said about 4,100 bitcoins he was holding for his website’s users were stolen from his site in two hacks.

TradeFortress, who told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that he was over 18 but “not much over”, has denied taking the coins for himself, but said he would be unlikely to report the theft to police because bitcoin transactions are virtually impossible to trace.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRS Employees Used Company Credit Cards To Buy Close To $500,000 In Wine, Internet Porn, Diet Pills And More

 

 

Poor oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers to use agency credit cards to buy wine for an expensive luncheon, dorky swag for managers’ meetings and, for one employee, romance novels and diet pills, an agency watchdog said Tuesday.

Two IRS credit cards were used to buy online pornography, though the employees said the cards were stolen. One of the workers reported five agency credit cards lost or stolen.

IRS employees used agency credit cards to make more than 273,000 purchases totaling nearly $108 million in 2010 and 2011, according to the report by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.

$3,152 to rent a popcorn machine and to buy prizes for an employee event, including bandanas, stuffed animals, sunglasses and stovepipe hats.

— $418 for novelty decorations and swag at managers’ meetings, including kazoos, bathtub toys and “Thomas the Tank Engine” wristbands.

— $119 for Nerf footballs that were never used and were found stored in a filing cabinet.

Inadequate procedures to identify, report and address inappropriate use leaves the IRS purchase card program vulnerable to repeated violations of applicable laws and regulations,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL NETWORK OF HACKERS STEAL $45M FROM ATMS

 

 

” The sophistication of a global network of thieves who drained cash machines around the globe of an astonishing $45 million in mere hours sent ripples through the security world, not merely for the size of the operation and ease with which it was carried out, but also for the threat that more such thefts may be in store.

Seven people were arrested in the U.S., accused of operating the New York cell of what prosecutors said was a network that carried out thefts at ATMs in 27 countries from Canada to Russia. Law enforcement agencies from more than a dozen nations were involved in the investigation, U.S. prosecutors in New York said Thursday.

It appears no individuals lost money. The thieves plundered funds held by the banks that back up prepaid credit cards, not individual or business accounts, Lynch said.

There were two separate attacks in this case, one in December that reaped $5 million worldwide and one in February that snared about $40 million in 10 hours with about 36,000 transactions. The scheme involved attacks on two banks, Rakbank in the United Arab Emirates and the Bank of Muscat in Oman, prosecutors said.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Man Gets Seven Years In Prison For Stealing Obama’s Teleprompter

 

 

 

” President Obama’s teleprompter may be more valuable than even his biggest critics claim. After all, a man who stole Obama’s teleprompter was sentenced to seven years in federal prison.

“The theft of government property is a serious offense,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Roderick Young said during Virginia resident Eric Brown’s sentencing hearing. “It’s all the more serious when the property belongs to the White House Communications Agency.”

Brown, 49, agreed to the lengthy sentence in order to avoid being prosecuted for 14 other truck thefts, according to NBC News. Virginia sentencing guidelines stipulated a prison term of about three years for the theft of government property.

Over the past 30 years, Brown has been convicted of 36 crimes.” 

 

 

 

Cypriot President ‘Warned His Friends  To Move Money Abroad’ Before Financial Crisis Hit

 

 

 

” Cypriot president Nikos Anastasiades ‘warned’ close friends of the financial crisis about to engulf his country so they could move their money abroad, it was claimed on Friday.

The respected Cypriot newspaper Filelftheros made the allegation which was picked up eagerly by German media.

Germans are angry at the way their country has been linked to the Nazis and Hitler by Cypriots angry at the defunct rescue deal which called for a levy on all savings.

The Cyprus newspaper did not say how much money was moved abroad but quoted sources saying the president ‘knew about the possible closure of the banks’ and tipped off close friends who were able to move vast sums abroad.

Italian media said the 4.5 billion euros left the island in the week before the crisis.”

 

 

 

 

 

Ex-SEIU Local Exec Convicted Of Stealing From Low-Income Members

 

 

 

“This was a case about abuse and betrayal,” U.S. Atty. André Birotte Jr. said in a statement after the verdict. “Freeman abused his position as leader of the SEIU, and he betrayed the hardworking people whose interests he was supposed to represent.”

Freeman, 43, faces a maximum of more than 180 years in prison when he returns to court for sentencing in April. His attorneys declined to comment.

Monday’s verdict marks the end of a steep fall from grace for a man groomed for a major role in the SEIU, the 2-million-member labor juggernaut that is a dominant force in worker organizing campaigns and Democratic elections from coast to coast.”

Absolutely Sickening

 

 

 

” It’s not always easy to tell who’s coming or going as the Obama administration starts its second term, but multiple agencies have quietly commissioned artists to paint official portraits of Cabinet secretaries and other top appointees — an expenditure often seen when officials are on the way out the door or already gone.

The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $40,000 on a portrait of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, while a painting of Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley will cost $41,200, according to federal purchasing records. The price tag for a 3-by-4-foot oil portrait of Agriculture Department Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack: $22,500. “

The Green Graveyard of Taxpayer-Funded Failures

 

 ” Solar-cell manufacturer Solyndra became a household name when it collapsed, taking $627 million in American taxpayer dollars with it. It’s the poster company for the government picking winners and losers—or really, just losers—in the energy market. But there are 12 more “green energy” losers that have declared bankruptcy despite attempts to prop them up with taxpayer money—and the list is growing.

There’s a reason why these companies could not rely solely on private financing and needed help from the government. They couldn’t make it on their own; they couldn’t even make it with extra taxpayer help “

 

He’s as adept at investing as he is at job creation .

  Like Solyndra , MF Global and Jon Corzine need to be sung from the rooftops from now till November as perfect examples of the “transparency” and “ethics” of the present administration . Shame . Shame .

“Jon Corzine stole from his customers. Until Corzine is put on trial in a court of law, no one will be able to get to the truth. He is being protected by the party in charge. The political waters are so virulent that they don’t want to see him tried. The event happened last October. Surely there is enough information available to convene a grand jury and begin indicting people. The public is being played. We are schmucks.”

HT/Instapundit

If any organization needs to be disinfected with a dose of sunshine , the UN is it . 

A new film by Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff, set to premiere in select theaters on June 1, aims to trace the U.N.’s decline from an institution created in 1945 — “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small … and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, and for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace” — to one that would honor Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe as a “Global Leader for Tourism.”

How can anybody justify the existence of these cretins ?

 

Omer Petti, 95 and Madge Woodward, 85, of Bloomfield Township recently endured a grueling experience at the security checkpoint at San Diego International Airport while on their way home to Detroit in which $300 in cash was never returned to them

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