Two comments: First, I just realized that making comments about criminal
accusations is a GREAT way to get off jury duty. If you are called up, the
attorneys will ask about your comments and you will be disqualified as prone to
judge before having reliable information (of course, I know that most people are
just sounding off and would be more circumspect if they were really called for
jury duty. Or would they? Scary!) Second: Why do these things happen in Utah
County or Utah in general or (if you cast a wider net) in smaller urban suburban
areas. Answer: Because the residents have not been raised in a dog-eat-dog,
always-watch-your-back environment of a major metropolitan area. We are not on
our guard, because we don't have to be. So, Utah becomes a target for both
in-state and out-of-state snake oil salesmen because we have the best population
of trusting vulnerable victims. Remember things like this just don't make
the front page in NYC. I'll stay here and just "raise my guard" --
just a little, thank you.
cjbBountiful, UTYou're casting a wide net. Davis County
is not exactly immune to criminal activity.
Wow. It's hard to figure out what goes on in some people's minds. I
hope she's able to get her $$ back
Fraud, pyramid schemes, white collar crime, what is it about Utah county?
I sometimes wonder if these people who prey on the innocent and vulnerable have
any morals at all. I know of a grown son who stole his mothers entire
retirement and wasted it on himself and his speculative life style. He was also
not licensed to sell securities just like the man in this story. Unfortunately,
he spent only a short time in jail because his mother wouldn't testify
I hope this guy goes to jail for at least twenty years.
Was it intentional to set the bail at the exact same amount this man stole from
the victim, or just poetic justice?