I almost let this pass. After all, fraud takes place everywhere.
But the similarities to the Sawyers are just too blatant.
Guy is accused of bilking an elderly man. From KTVZ:
"The initial reports claimed Larry Allan McCright, 56, had stolen over $180,000 over a six-month period, including using bank cards belonging to the victim without the victim’s permission as well as stealing several personal items and selling them for money..."
"Detectives learned McCright had been using some of the allegedly stolen money to support his company, Diamond Point Ventures Development..."
So I go check his website, and it's awful. Like a trumped up resume (Vice-President of a landscaping company? Really?) combined with insane self-esteem and crazy feel-good reasons for doing business. I think reading such B.S. should immediately warn anyone off.
Plus, the guy starts his construction company in 2007! Nice timing.
Actually, though, I'm not sure if it's a construction company, an investment company, a promotions company, a landscaping company or all the above. Which, again, would seem to be a common characteristic of people who are so muddled in their business practices that they are inclined to mix and co-mingle their finances.
Anyway, I suppose all these people just think they need this money to tide themselves over -- but such a fundamental misunderstanding of the situation means they are doomed to fail.
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