Mr. Christmas (ebay scammer) goes to jail!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Joseph S, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

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    Here's a nice story about how a ripped off mac user used forums like this one to track down the man that scammed him out of a powerbook. The man that used phony checks to pay for this and other items on ebay is Melvin Christmas. (Not a joke The head of the Chicago PD may not want to read this one seeing as the man may apparently be part of a larger counterfeit and theft ring and the Chicago PD didn't do a thing to put him away.
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    http://www.remodern.com/caught.html
    The story was picked up by the Chicago Tribune site(requires registration) and several Mac user sites.
     
  2. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Producer

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    Excellent news. I hope they throw the book at him.
     
  3. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    While I am thrilled that this guy was caught, I feel that the writer's blanket references to all PC Users being untrustworthy, dumb, thieves, criminals, etc. were uncalled for. I don't have any sympathy for such arrogant people. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jason Quillen

    Jason Quillen Supporting Actor

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    Brian,
     
  5. Jay Taylor

    Jay Taylor Supporting Actor

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    At the end of the link he mentioned being approached for movie rights to the story.
    Maybe Charles Bronson could play his part.... and give it a slightly different ending. Or maybe they could give it a really different ending with Death by Booka [​IMG]
    Jay Taylor
     

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