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Monday, June 13, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - June 13, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Whoopsie

Box labeled `grandma's urn' left at Goodwill store
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110610/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_grandma_s_ashes

State police in Michigan are trying to find who left what appear to be a grandmother's cremated remains in an urn at a Goodwill store near Flint.

Fenton Goodwill store manager Allen Ryckman says "it's got to be the No. 1 or No. 2 weirdest item" the store has ever received. He says it appears to have come from a house that was cleaned out.

The Flint Journal says store workers found the box just before Easter.

The box has the label "grandma's urn." The cream-colored urn is about 10 inches tall and weighs about 10 pounds. It doesn't have any identifying marks or label.

The Michigan State Police Flint post asks anyone with information to call. Anyone with information may contact the Flint post at 810-732-1111.

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BMW Mini car worker caught selling stolen motor parts was rumbled when items were spotted on eBay - 06/13/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002490/BMW-Mini-car-worker-caught-selling-stolen-motor-parts-rumbled-items-spotted-eBay.html#ixzz1PAVP5bb0
A car worker at the BMW Mini factory who was caught selling stolen car parts on eBay when an investigator spotted the items on screen, a court heard. Safouane Selatnia was found with 26 amplifiers and 10 air-conditioning pumps worth £24,876 and later admitted to two counts of handling stolen goods.

Revealed: True identity of blogger behind 'A Gay Girl in Damascus'... a 40-year-old American man - 06/13/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002854/A-Gay-Girl-Damascus-Tom-MacMaster-40-blogger-Amina-Arraf.html#ixzz1PAVB5Shq
The true identity of internationally renowned blogger 'A Gay Girl in Damascus' has been revealed as a 40-year-old American man. Tom MacMaster, a student at the University of Edinburgh, wrote an apology on the blog today, confessing that the entire thing was a hoax.

'Cuckold' case will test the limits of the internet - 06/12/11
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/12/puddick-harassment-internet-law
Plumber whose wife had a 10-year affair was investigated by an elite serious crime unit and faces charges for pursuing his grievances online

Students' Facebook sites shut down as Education Queensland hires cybercop to tackle misuse - 06/12/11
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/students-facebook-sites-shut-down-as-education-queensland-hires-cybercop-in-swoop-on-misuse/story-e6freoof-1226073597048
A FORMER undercover detective has been hired by Education Queensland to hunt down cyber-bullies and troublemakers as schools grapple with an explosion in inappropriate web behaviour. In the past week alone, almost 30 offensive sites have been shut down by the cyber cop, including Facebook pages where pupils anonymously rated sexual conquests out of 10 and publicly ridiculed partners who were unimpressive.

Sex Offender Arrested For Graphic Texts - 06/11/11
http://www.wcti12.com/news/28207249/detail.html
Alamance County deputies say they have arrested a registered sex offender after he sent graphic text messages. Investigators said 67-year-old Howard Michael Bailey was charged with cyberstalking Friday after the person who received the messages called police.

Still no answers in investigation of notorious Facebook page - 06/11/11
http://www.timesonline.com/news/police_fire_courts/still-no-answers-in-investigation-of-notorious-facebook-page/article_51f33a1e-a6bf-5806-b16a-840bed843b1a.html
No charges have yet been filed in the nearly four-month-long investigation into a now-infamous Facebook page that targeted Beaver County teens with sexually explicit and derogatory comments. The page, titled "Beaver County Hoez(new)," was created Feb. 22 on the prominent social networking site and displayed the names and personal information of more than two dozen young women, many apparently younger than 18.

Dismissed Firefighter Charged With Cyberstalking, Making Threats - 06/10/11
http://www.theledger.com/article/20110610/NEWS/110619966?Title=Dismissed-Firefighter-Charged-With-Cyberstalking-Making-Threats-
A Polk County firefighter who was fired Wednesday allegedly for posting threats against superiors on his Facebook page has been jailed on charges of aggravated cyberstalking and threatening public officials.

Jailed man accused of making harassing calls - 06/10/11
http://www.sunherald.com/2011/06/10/3186469/jailed-man-accused-of-making-harassing.html
A Covington-area man jailed earlier this week for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend is now accused of harassing her with 17 phone calls from behind bars.

From Sailor to Facebook Stalker - 06/09/11
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/From-Sailor-to-Facebook-Stalker---123576539.html
An El Cajon man stalked a woman by adding GPS technology to her phone, following her into a bathroom stall and even creating a fake Facebook page so he could "friend" her despite a restraining order.

The untold story of hacking: burglary, fraud and computer viruses - 06/09/11
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/the-untold-story-of-hacking-burglary-fraud-and-computer-viruses-2294967.html
Demands were made in Parliament yesterday for the police investigation into illegal information-gathering at the News of the World to be widened as MPs heard claims that senior political and public figures were targeted by a notorious private investigator working for Rupert Murdoch’s News International.

Facebook Blackmail Bully, 18, is Caged - 06/08/11
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3624227/Teen-is-the-first-to-be-jailed-for-running-blackmail-and-protection-scam-on-Facebook.html
A TEENAGE bully has become the first to be jailed for running a blackmail and protection scam on Facebook. Kristen Walker, 18, contacted a young hospital worker on the site after finding he had sent messages to his girlfriend.

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