June 1, 2016 (Austin, TX) Crime Tech Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of analytics and investigation software for law enforcement and commercial markets, today announced that it has acquired Cleveland, TN based Case Closed Software in a cash transaction. The terms of the deal were not released, but according to Crime Tech Solutions’ founder and … More Crime Tech Solutions Acquires Case Closed Software
Posted by Douglas Wood. Journalist Raj Shekhar had an interesting article in the Times of India this week. It’s like PreCrime, only four decades early. The “predictive policing” system seen in the Tom Cruise blockbuster Minority Report is now taking shape in Delhi. But instead of the three slime-immersed psychic “Precogs” that system relied on, Delhi Police’s … More Is “Minority Report” pure fiction?
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Be sure to check out “Investigating the Investigations” Part One and Two! In the meantime, here are this week’s weird headlines: I can’t believe he tried to slip this one past investigators. Maybe he’ll win on a peel… http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/12/maurice-owens-to-appear-in-court-on-metro-banana-peel-fraud-charges-97541.html A dishonest politician? Now I’ve heard everything! http://www.wishtv.com/news/indiana/nw-indiana-politician-to-admit-6-wire-fraud-counts He couldn’t just … More Bananas, Politicians and Navy Blue: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 01/02/2013
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Chinese woman sentenced to death for fraud. Ouch. That’s definitely a deterrent… http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/chinese-woman-sentenced-death-200m-fraud-20785445 70 year old Orthodontist sentenced to two years. Fraud laws in Texas have some real teeth in them… http://www.kfdm.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/kfdm_vid_7425.shtml Think they’ll throw the (school) book at her?… http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20131107_Charter_school_founder_s_fraud_trial_gets_underway.html New Orleans cops charged. To Protect and Serve (themselves)… … More Death Deterrents, Texas Teeth, and ‘The Big Easy’ Money – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 11/07/2013
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Perhaps there is no Spanish term for “lay low, fraudster”? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-youtube-video-leads-to-arrest-of-man-wanted-in-fraud-case-20131010,0,1636077.story#axzz2j9ClBao3 Feds take down “eBay for drugs” site. I wonder if “Buy it Now” was popular? http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/feds-take-down-online-fraud-bazaar-silk-road-arrest-alleged-mastermind/ Drag Queen Shakedowns… Only on Bourbon Street. http://theadvocate.com/news/7402011-123/celebrity-scam-artist-arrested-in
Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood I’m sure the Gypsies just wanted to help… No? http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=23299 You just can’t make this stuff up. Thai prostitutes hired to kill rhinos in trophy hunting scam. http://planetsave.com/2011/07/24/thai-prostitutes-hired-to-kill-rhinos-in-south-african-trophy-hunting-scam/ Ummm… she may have had a ‘brain injury’ when she thought this one up…. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/justice/boston-one-fund/index.html Good cop? No… bad cop http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/10/04/Miami-police-officer-found-guilty-of-identity-theft-tax-fraud/UPI-26251380893747/ Posted … More Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/4/2013