Category Archives: Theft

Deschutes sheriff captain sentenced five years for stealing $200,000 in public funds

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Scott Raymond Beard, 46, a former Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office captain and resident of Deschutes County, was sentenced to five years in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane for stealing over $200,000 in public funds he was entrusted to manage, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office.

At least 63 times over a two-year period, Beard falsified records to steal money designated for use in combating drug crimes, the release states.

At the sentencing hearing, Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson attested to the damage Beard’s abuse of trust caused to the community, and to the men and women working in law enforcement. Sheriff Nelson explained that Beard “betrayed the ideals of the law enforcement profession. He was in a position of absolute trust, and he abused this trust for his own gain.”


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Yankees fire Yankee Stadium security guard — an ex-NYPD detective — for stealing memorabilia

He slid out of a job — after getting caught stealing at Yankee Stadium.

A Yankees security official — and former cop — was fired by the Bronx Bombers for stealing team memorabilia, the Daily News has learned.

Former NYPD Detective Joe Flannino was caught lifting documents from a team archive room in the basement of the stadium, according to sources familiar with the situation.


Starbucks customer confronts barista who stole her credit card info

She may have filed a police report, but this angry Starbucks customer was on a mission to personally accuse a barista of stealing her credit card.

“We’re gonna get even, that’s what we’re gonna do,” Elizabeth Becerra of California said while approaching the shop’s drive-through window and hashing out her plan to confront the 19-year-old coffee server.

In the curse-filled tirade recorded by her brother (with over 170,000 Youtube views) the woman claimed the barista charged $212 to her credit card at a grocery store a day after her info was stolen.

“So we got you on camera yesterday,” an angry Becerra started.


Secret Service agent gets 71 months in prison for stealing from Silk Road dealers

Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges has been sentenced to 71 months in prison, after pleading guilty to charges of money laundering and obstruction of justice earlier this year,as first reported by Ars Technica. Bridges was part of the team investigating the Silk Road, ultimately resulting in the conviction of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht. But as Bridges was working to investigate the marketplace, he was also stealing from many of the site’s customers, using administrator credentials pilfered from a confidential informant. Through a string of such thefts, Bridges was able to amass as much as 20,000 bitcoin. Bridges also paid $500,000 in restitution as part of his sentence.


Newport lawyer faces more charges of stealing from clients

Prosecutors this week added a handful of charges against a Newport Beach lawyer who was indicted in September on allegations of stealing $4.7 million from his clients instead of investing the money as promised.

A new indictment by a federal grand jury on Tuesday alleges that Stephen Young Kang, 46, stole an additional $1 million from three clients who wanted to invest it in a way that would help them secure visas to the United States.


Son, daughter-in-law accused of stealing more than $1 million from late golf legend Charlie Sifford

CLEVELAND- The son and daughter-in-law of Charlie Sifford are accused of stealing from the late golf legend.

Craig and Sandra Sifford, both 48, were charged with three counts of theft, one count of money laundering and one count of unauthorized use of property. Sandra Sifford also faces one count of receiving stolen property.

Charles Sifford died on Feb. 3 at the age of 92. Court records indicated he had been diagnosed with dementia. Days after his death, the Fox 8 News I-Team learned the Ohio Bureau of Investigations launched an inquiry into his finances.


FDA Stole Our Stuff

Should our government be above the laws that are in place to police it? Should they be so powerful that even the FBI will cover-up and refuse to investigate? Should they be allowed to blatantly infringe on the patents of its people, steal ideas, and put small business out of business? This is EXACTLY what has happened to me. Right now I am fighting the battle of my professional life after the Food and Drug Administration infringed on my little company’s patent and knowingly reproduced software and distributed it freely to the food industry, without any compensation. This has put us out of business and will have us out on the street in a matter of months. The suit involves several other companies such as Battelle Labs, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and others who have yet to be served. After meeting with us and hearing the story, and being outraged and agreeing to help us, Congressmen and Senators have turned and covered it up and refused to help in the end. The FDA has gone on to black ball me personally, a 20 year, 70% disabled Army veteran, who has had a successful career in food safety for most of my adult life, and my company, hoping to scare us off and make us disappear. We need your help to break this story and let the public know. Will you be brave enough to report the truth? We are not the only private company that the government has stolen from. Please visit our website to read more information. Stealing patented ideas from private industry will run this country into the ground. What is the point of devoting time, effort, and money to an idea if the government can steal it without compensation, patent or not? This must stop!!! Website: Please feel free to contact Bruce Becker at 540-645-1050, or Thank you for your time. Please see related links below.

For Immediate Release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA gets caught and admits that it’s guilty in one of the biggest thefts of intellectual property in history.

On June 21, 2015, the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Stephen Ostroff, admitted to one of the largest thefts of intellectual property of all time.The technology involves patents and trade secrets for what is called “predictive analytics.” Predictive analytics involves the harvesting of “big data” that is then analyzed by supercomputers to predict the future. If you are wondering just how big the market is for this revolutionary technology, take a look at the numbers. The predictive analytics market is expected to grow to $5.24 billion by 2018 at an annual CAGR of 25.2% making it one of the biggest and fastest growing market segments in the economy. On May 7, 2015, Acting Commissioner Ostroff was personally served with an affidavit giving the agency 45 days, 15 days more than legally required, to refute allegations that it stole a small company’s predictive analytics patents and trade secrets, which are valued at billions of dollars in today’s market. According to Dr. John Hnatio, one of the owners of the small company, FoodQuestTQ LLC, “Dr. Ostroff’s failure to refute the facts now legally stands as an admission of guilt that the FDA intentionally stole our technology. This represents a watershed moment for technology entrepreneurs across the nation who, every day, face the theft of their intellectual property by the U.S. Government. In far too many cases, these small companies do not have the resources to defend themselves from the government Goliath,” he said. The actions by the small company represent a landmark victory in preventing the government from simply stealing the technology of small businesses. “What FoodQuestTQ has done, is a strategic legal departure from relying exclusively on abstract codes or text, and an overburdened court system,” says Mr. Bruce Becker, another FoodQuestTQ entrepreneur. Becker goes on to say, “Instead of relying solely on government statutes, we have turned to the use of common law, which allows judges to rely on their predecessors’ decisions of actual controversies. It’s a whole new ballgame.”

Private sector companies, including the 300 member companies of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Battelle Memorial Institute, have received similar affidavits from FoodQuestTQ LLC but have not yet responded. Hnatio says, “Any company out there that stole our technology can be sure of one thing. We will aggressively pursue you. The entire future of small business is at stake here.”

As of press time we have received no response to our request for comments from Dr. Ostroff at the FDA.

You can see the FDA affidavit of truth and other pending legal actions by FoodQuestTQ LLC involving the Grocery Manufacturers Association and FDA contractor Battelle Memorial Institute at:

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