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Monday, November 01, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - November 1, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Doh!
Man gets 5-day sentence for theft caught in photo
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101031/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_family_photo_thief
A man captured in a vacationing family's photograph as he stole their bag in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol received a five-day jail sentence and a nearly $500 fine.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday that Glenn Lambright was given credit for time already served after pleading no contest to misdemeanor theft earlier this month.

Vacationer John Myers of Bloomfield, N.J., had set the self-timer on his camera and hustled into the frame with his wife and two children in August. Meanwhile, a man grabbed a bag containing Myers' wallet and other items.

After discovering the bag missing, Myers checked his camera and found a photo with a man picking up the bag in the background. Myers showed the photo to police, who recognized the man and tracked him down.

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Teacher upset about alleged online threats - 10/30/10
http://www.jdnews.com/news/teacher-84230-school-oct.html
A Jacksonville High School teacher said she is frustrated she was not notified until the following day that she was a target in an alleged shooting threat that alarmed parents, sparked a criminal investigation and disrupted classes Oct. 18.

I typed my husband's name into the internet - and found he's a bigamist with lovers on three continents - 10/30/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1325046/I-typed-husbands-internet-hes-bigamist-3-continents.html#ixzz142Z7Rswn
When Diane Petty typed her husband’s name into an internet search engine, she was simply curious to learn more about his company. Instead, it turned into the start of a shocking journey of discovery about the former oil company executive’s multiple secret lives spanning three continents.

Bogus bride who fell in love with an illegal immigrant on Facebook is spared jail - 10/30/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1325139/Bogus-bride-fell-love-illegal-immigrant-Facebook-spared-jail.html#ixzz142ZLwJq1
A woman who was persuaded into agreeing to marry an illegal immigrant she fell in love with on the internet has been spared jail. Cindy Bonsu, a Dutch national, and Dennis William, who is from Nigeria, met on Facebook and formed a genuine relationship, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Google 'revealed location of centre for vulnerable women' - 10/29/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8095787/Google-revealed-location-of-centre-for-vulnerable-women.html
He accused the search engine of a "staggering" invasion of privacy of the organisation, which houses women and children who have fled abusive homes and therefore depend on the building's "anonymity". Mark Lancaster, a Conservative MP, claimed Google had not only compromised the security of the building by publicising its full address alongside a picture of the exterior, but had also refused to respond to requests to remove the information.

Windsor mom helps take down alleged predator - 10/29/10
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Windsor+helps+take+down+alleged+predator/3749577/story.html
The online chatting had already escalated to phone calls. He had asked the young girl for her address. When a Windsor mom made the terrifying realization that a man was stalking her 12-year-old daughter over the Internet, she got scared. Then she got mad.

Beaverton attorney's law license suspended after her 2008 felony conviction - 10/28/10
http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/index.ssf/2010/10/beaverton_attorneys_law_license_suspended_after_her_2008_felony_conviction.html
The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended a Beaverton accountant and tax attorney's law license, following her 2008 criminal convictions in Washington state. Rhonda Antell, 53, pleaded guilty in King County, Wash., to second-degree identity theft, a felony, and cyberstalking, a misdemeanor.

US prosecutor: Man who told people in UK, Canada to kill selves has no free speech rights - 10/28/10
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/a39197.html
A former nurse charged with aiding the suicides of two people was not covered by free-speech protections when he sought out depressed people online and encouraged them to kill themselves, a prosecutor argued in court documents Wednesday. William Melchert-Dinkel, 48, of Minnesota, is charged with two counts of aiding suicide in the deaths of an English man and a Canadian woman. His attorney has asked that the case be dismissed on free-speech grounds, and argued the state's aiding suicide law is too vague.

Man jailed for making and selling Tracey Emin fakes - 10/28/10
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11646321
An ex-art student who worked alongside artist Tracey Emin has been jailed for 16 months for forging her work. Jonathan Rayfern, 32, was jailed by a judge at Manchester Crown Court after he admitted 10 counts of fraud and one of deception.

UConn student arrested for bomb threats - 10/28/10
http://www.dailycampus.com/news/uconn-student-arrested-for-bomb-threats-1.1732288
A 19-year-old UConn student was arrested Tuesday evening in conjunction with bomb threats to Greater Hartford Campus which cancelled classes there last Tuesday and Thursday. UConn Police said Kendriana Manning, 19, of East Hartford was arrested at 5:09 p.m. and charged with falsely reporting an incident, breach of peace in the second degree, threatening in the first degree, harassment in the second degree and an act of terrorism.

My Life Was Stolen on Facebook - 10/28/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3199407/My-life-was-stolen-on-Facebook.html#ixzz13ePQhCtO
FLEEING into the Tube station, Carolyn Owlett felt her heart racing with panic. Behind the ticket barrier, a man she did not know was yelling her name, shouting that he loved her and that he wanted to be with her. Hurtling on to the safety of a train, the mum-of-one was soon to discover she was at the start of a nightmare brought on by a rogue user of a social networking site.

Jacksonville Woman Said She Was Target of Dating Scam - 10/27/10
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=173403&catid=3
Two weeks ago an ex-Navy wife was on an internet dating website when she met someone who introduced himself as Christopher Dockery. "He was a widowed soldier stationed in Camp Promise Kabul -- later I found out there's no Camp Promise," said the woman who wants to remain anonymous. They would e-mail each other for days. He sent romantic poems and even provided pictures, but when he asked her for money, she knew she had been sucked into a scam.

Judge warns of Facebook danger after paedophile terrorises schoolgirl - 10/26/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1323893/Judge-warns-Facebook-danger-paedophile-terrorises-schoolgirl.html
A paedophile terrorised a schoolgirl on the social networking website Facebook after duping her into accepting him as a ‘friend’. Robert Sumner stalked the teenager online and bombarded her with texts demanding she meet him.

Chinese Twitter user seized after supporting Liu Xiaobo - 10/26/10
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/26/china-nobel-liu-xiaobo-tweet-arrest
Chinese police seized a woman from her house in the middle of the night after she tweeted her intention to demonstrate with a banner congratulating jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo on winning the Nobel peace prize, a friend said today.

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