Posted: March 7th, 2015 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Crime, Online Crime, Online Dating, Robyn Clare Pearce, Tasmania | Comments Off on Tasmanian Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Stealing $369,000 From Online Lovers
Tasmanian woman Robyn Clare Pearce, 61 was accused of dishonestly acquiring financial advantage from an Australian man and another from the United States.
Police arrested Pearce on January 28 this year and allege that Pearce stole a total of $247,000 from the Australian man on 122 separate occasions between July 2007 and October 2010 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 7th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, CRIME! | Tags: Art, Art News, Art Theft, Crime, Indian High Commission, National Gallery of Australia, NGA, Shiva as Nataraja, Subhash Kapoor | Comments Off on National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha
The National Gallery of Australia will receive a refund of more than $1.2 million for a 2,000-year-old stone statue of Buddha after it was revealed it may have been stolen.
The Canberra-based gallery, which has been involved in provenance issues before, announced in January it would return the Seated Buddha statue to India. The dealer has now agreed to refund the purchase price :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 3rd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Australia, Nudist, Nudist Beach, South Australia | Comments Off on SA Nudies Chase Down and Confront Eski-cam Man
It’s a brazen bloke that’d underhandedly hide a camera in an Esky, I mean how unAustralian – where do the drinks go? – A South Australian beach goer has gone a step further, surreptitiously sneaking his Eskicam onto a popular Adelaide nudist beach.A dozen nudists chased down the naked man on South Australia’s Maslin Beach after he was spotted with the hidden camera :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 21st, 2014 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Cassidy Wolf, Crime, Jared James Abrahams, Miss Teen USA | Comments Off on Sextortionist Pleads Guilty to Hacking Miss Teen USA
A US student has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for hacking the online accounts of Miss Teen USA and more than 100 other women in several countries and threatening to publish nude photos of them.
Jared James Abrahams surrendered in September to FBI agents probing so-called “sextortion” cases, in which he made demands in return for agreeing not to release the pictures. The investigation involved multiple victims in California, Canada, Moldova and Russia
20-year-old Abrahams, who hacked into as many as 150 online accounts and forced victims to engage in Skype sessions in which he convinced two teenagers to undress, made a plea deal with prosecutors in November.
Abrahams pleaded guilty to four counts – three of extortion and one of computer hacking – according to the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: Jeune Cessez-Nuire | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Crime News, Crimes Against Children, Jeune Cessez-Nuire, Run Fatboy Run, Sex Offender | Comments Off on Three Australians Arrested in Webcam Child Sex Ring
Three Australians were part of a webcam ring which allowed paedophiles to pay to watch children as young as six being sexually abused in the Philippines. The crime ring has been dismantled after an international joint investigation undertaken by the UK’s National Crime Agency, the Australian Federal Police and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement :: Read the full article »»»»