439Fwd: [Newsletter-standard] Genealogy Scam Artist Arrested!
- Aug 2, 2003I found this article in a newsletter I receive and thought you all
might be interested:
>SPECIAL EDITION: Eastman's Online Genealogy NewsletterElias
>I have written a number of times about a genealogy-related scam that
>operates under a variety of names, including GenSeekers.com,
>GenealogyGiants.com and more. In the July 7 edition of the
>identified the owner/operator of this "business" as 21-year-old
>Abodeely of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Since then, I have had conversationsdepartment
>several people in Iowa about this "business."
>I can now report that earlier today the Cedar Rapids police
>arrested Elias Abodeely for his activities with GenSeekers.comand the
>other Web sites he operates.Discussion
>KWWL television in Iowa is now reporting that Cedar Rapids Police
>an arrest after a two year Internet crime investigation. The crimes
>involved genealogy websites. Today police arrested Elias Abodeely II
>Cedar Rapids.. He faces four charges: 1st degree theft, identity
>money laundering, and ongoing criminal conduct. Police say they
>file charges against more suspects.
>Details are still developing. Keep an eye on the newsletter
>Board at http://www.eogn.com for updates. I will also be writing
>in the next newsletter.
>You can read my earlier article at
> - Dick Eastman
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