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WHO@ Newsletter - March 28, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Helium may have been better
Mont. man gets year for fraud; used female voice
A Montana man who mimicked a female voice is exchanging his ill-gotten Tempur-Pedic mattress for a cot in a federal prison.

The U.S. attorney's office in Idaho says 60-year-old Ricky Vaughn Barry of Hamilton, Mont., was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison for impersonating his ex-wife when speaking to company representatives.

The calls to open a line of credit and order a $4,000 bed and sheets were recorded.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Mitchell in Boise said the case against the former Coeur d'Alene resident developed after his ex-wife pulled her credit report and found accounts used to purchase the bed and a laptop.

The federal charges did not include the laptop purchase, but both items were sold to help pay just over $7,700 in restitution.

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WHO@ Newsletter - March 21, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Stupid criminal
Pa. bank robbery presents 2 forms of ID

Police say a man tried to open an account before robbing a central Pennsylvania bank, but only after he'd already handed over two forms of identification.

Harrisburg police say 35-year-old Daniel Rahynes walked into a bank on Sunday and told tellers he was interested in opening an account. After he gave bank employees his information, he declared that he was actually there to rob the bank.

Investigators say Rahynes drove off with a small amount of cash, striking another vehicle. Meanwhile the bank contacted police, who issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police in a neighboring county took Rahynes into custody following another crash near Carlisle and learned of the warrant.

Rahynes faces bank robbery charges. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

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WHO@ Newsletter - March 14, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...I wonder if she "tsk tsk'd" him, too
Bank robbery thwarted when teller says no

A would-be thief's attempt to rob a suburban New York bank was thwarted when the teller refused his demand for money.

Police said the man remained at large after the attempted robbery on Wednesday in New Rochelle, about 25 miles (40 km) north of New York City.

"He slipped a note through the teller's slot that said 'money in bag,'" said police Captain Joseph Schaller said. "She refused and with that, she activated the alarm, turned away from the window and he ran out the door."

The bank closed briefly but soon reopened for business, police said.

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Spurned lover is first person jailed for stalking by blog - Telegraph

WHO@ Newsletter - March 7, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Good lord
Woman dressed as dead mom arrested in pension plot

Bullies torment schoolgirl, 15, with fake online boyfriend before telling her on Facebook he'd killed himself - 03/07/11
Cyber-bullies tricked a girl into believing she had an online boyfriend for three months before cruelly killing him off. Their 15-year-old victim was deeply traumatised after reading Facebook reports that he had committed suicide. The victim, from Blackburn, Lancashire, has now come face to face with her tormentors at a restorative justice meeting after police began investigating.

Authorities say a Washington state woman suspected of pension fraud was arrested when she tried to open a bank account in her dead mother's name while disguised as her mother.

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WHO@ Releases 2010 Cyberstalking Statistics


WHOA Shows How Online Trends Have Changed In the Past 11 Years

March 3, 2011 - Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA) released their 2010 cyberstalking statistics, as well as cumulative statistics for the past 11 years, from 2000-2010. WHOA is the oldest and largest all-volunteer online safety organization that has been continuously helping adult victims of cyberstalking since 1997. WHOA is the only online organization to provide the most up-to-date cyberstalking statistics and cumulative trends.

It is important to understand that WHOA statistics are not based on the total number of cases handled during the year. WHOA proprietary statistics represent complaints where victims actually completed questionnaires in their entirety. Criteria is distinguished because it comes only from those victims who fill out all of the voluntary demographic information in the questionnaires provided on the WHOA web site at haltabu…

WHO@ Newsletter - March 1, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Everyone say "Awwwwwwww"
Ohioan uses TV commercial to propose to girlfriend

An Ohio man has used a TV commercial to make a pitch for marriage, delivering an on-air proposal to his girlfriend.

David Jones told Dee Horton to watch a midday newscast on Cleveland's WJW-TV because he said he was going to appear in an ad playing a superhero.

Horton and co-workers tuned in Thursday at a hair salon in suburban Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) but saw Jones in a message asking, "How about you and I show the world what true love is all about?" He pulled out a ring and proposed.

The TV stations had cameras in the salon as Jones popped out in person. The couple embraced as his bride-to-be said yes.

Jones works in video production and says he wanted to propose in a way they'd never forget.

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