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Old 02-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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An Article for Dr. Mike / Scamthony: B.C. man pleads guilty to selling vintage cars

B.C. man pleads guilty to selling vintage cars he didn't own

B.C. man pleads guilty to selling vintage cars he didn't own

CALGARY A man from Vernon, B.C., has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud for selling vintage cars he did not own through eBay and other Internet sites in 2007 and 2008.

According to a statement of admitted facts entered as an exhibit by Crown prosecutor Jenny Rees on Monday, Akthem Saadi (Robert) Yousif agreed to sell a total of 14 such vehicles and accepted more than $333,000 in whole or as deposit from two victims in Sweden and eight victims in seven different states in the United States.

Yousif, 35, would agree to ship the vehicles to the U.S. for pickup, but never did. And once he received the funds he refused to answer victims' phone calls or emails and did not return the deposits sent to his accounts at Calgary banks and Paypal.

According to the court document, Yousif did not own any of the cars, but provided pictures on eBay and through email to the victims.

He pleaded guilty through lawyer Kim Ross on the third day of a scheduled seven-day trial before Justice Colleen Kenny at Court of Queen's Bench.

The scam's first victim, Jonas Eliasson of Sweden, initially agreed to pay Yousif $34,500 for a 1959 Cadillac. In conversation with the accused, he made deals on two other cars for a total of $44,000 plus $2,000 for transportation costs to send the vehicles to Post Falls, Idaho.

Eliasson would then have them transported to Los Angeles, where he would pick them up and arrange to have them shipped to Sweden.

When he arrived in L.A., Eliasson was told the shipping company had no knowledge of his cars. He never did receive them or get a return on the $80,000 he had shipped Yousif.

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more details there were 2 people charged and it was from back in 2008


Vernon man and woman charged with vintage-car fraud

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A Vernon man and woman have been charged with bilking 11 vintage car fans in the U.S. and Sweden out of $400,000 in an international Internet scam, police say.

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A Vernon man and woman have been charged with bilking 11 vintage car fans in the U.S. and Sweden out of $400,000 in an international Internet scam, police say.

"They used Internet auction sites like EBay, Craigslist and an auction site called Hemmings Auto News," said Calgary police

Const. Dean Nichol yesterday. "Examples of cars they were offering included vintage Cadillac Coupe DeVilles, a 1957 Chevy and a 1940 Ford Roadster."

Calgary police worked with police agencies around the globe, including the RCMP, the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, the Canada Revenue Agency, Canada Border Services and the Swedish National Police, to crack the case.

The scam artists posted phony pictures of the cars online and "sold" them for an average of $30,000, he said.

"The victims were basically asked to send money by wire transfer from foreign countries into Canada, particularly Calgary," he said. "They would wire the money into these shell companies, which had accounts set up at various banks."

He said the victims would either never see the vehicle or, in one or two cases, the vehicles that were delivered were "completely derelict and the total opposite of anything that was advertised."

The nine-month probe resulted in more than a dozen search warrants being executed for bank, phone and Internet records.

"With Internet crimes, the police are forced to treat it like any other crime scene," said Nichol. "An offender will both leave something and take something away from the scene. Although these offenders did use some sophisticated methods to try to avoid discovery, they left a few key footprints and we also traced them through the money trail."

No money has been recovered.

Police raided two homes in Vernon and one in Kelowna. The probe is continuing to determine the involvement of a third suspect.

Charged with a total of 16 counts of fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000 is Akthem Saadi Yousif, 31, an Iraqi citizen. Charged with one count each of fraud and theft over $5,000 is Allana Nicole Austring, 31, a Canadian citizen. Both will be transferred to Calgary to appear in court.

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the pair are also involved in some other case in Alberta where it looks like his co accused was seeking indemnity back in 2010 http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...1QprUQ&cad=rja
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came into this thread thinking scamthony was finally getting prosecuted
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came into this thread thinking scamthony was finally getting prosecuted
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Title is misleading, op is a phaggot?
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How does "Akthem Saadi (Robert) Yousif" become or relate to scamthony in any way?
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title is an article for dr mike saying there is hope. The "bc man" is not the one he wants but did something similar
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An article FOR Dr. Mike/Scamthony. I understood it just fine. We just have too many people who seem to not be able to read English properly on here.
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