UK Librarian, Caught on eBay, Admits Major Book Thefts
In March, a bookseller contacted the City Council of Manchester, UK, with some startling information: books and manuscripts from the Central Library were being sold on eBay. Police traced the sales to a librarian, Norman Buckley, and recovered more than 400 items, including a 16th-century edition of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. He had so far taken in £11,000 ($14,100) from the sales, but the total value of his theft was estimated at £250,000 ($470,000). After a disciplinary hearing, Buckley was fired. He then pleaded guilty to ten counts of theft. He faces up to six months in prison for each count. He will be sentenced on August 25.According to the Manchester Evening News, Buckley told police that he had started to steal after breaking up with his long-term girlfriend. Council press officer Margaret Blackburn told LJ that the city began an immediate review of security, including increased restrictions on access to the rare books and manuscripts collections. "A review of the collections is to be undertaken and an additional secure area has been prepared for any items considered valuable which are currently housed on closed access stacks," she said. As part of the Manchester Central Library building restoration project, the introduction of RFID and the introduction of additional security gates will also enhance security.
Stolen jewellery on eBay: clerk chargedDylan WelchAugust 4, 2006 - 9:17AMA clerk at a Newcastle jewellery store has been charged with stealing $100,000 worth of stock over several months and trying to sell it on eBay, police say.Police allege the 39-year-old stole over 30 gold bracelets and unset diamonds almost immediately he started working in April, and put the items on eBay to be auctioned. It is unknown how many items he managed to sell before he was caught.Yesterday police went to the store and arrested the man and a number of the stolen items were also seized from the man's house. A number of the items have yet to be recovered.He was taken to Newcastle police station and charged with 34 counts of larceny as a clerk/servant.He was bailed to appeared before Newcastle Local Court on August 29.
-- Edited by anonymous at 06:17, 2006-08-04
I wonder what I could get for the statue of liberty?
IceBlueEyes wrote:I wonder what I could get for the statue of liberty?
08.08.2006 available in englishTrademark NewsBuying at Auction and Saying NothingImitation Perfumes on EbayAnyone buying at auction on ebay could, with a large probability, find that a forgery has fallen into their hands. This has been shown by a study by the Professor of Marketing at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany). For one month, individual auctions for particular perfumes were observed. Around 85% of the auctioned objects were forgeries, buyers receiving an original in merely 7% of cases..About 250 auctions, at which a total of 256 products were on offer, were evaluated during the investigation. While the actual fragrance of the imitations often displayed only a minimal deviation from the original, the differences were clearly recognizable from other features. The weight of the bottle, the lettering used or the curvature in the bottom of the bottle pointed towards them being forgeries. For the buyers it admittedly appears not to be so important as to whether they have bought a forgery or an original. They showed hardly any reaction. It was only in only a few individual cases that they gave a negative appraisal and spoke out about forgery whereas, according to the study, 99 per cent of opinions were positive,.The investigation shows likewise that many sellers of counterfeit articles operate with profiles which make it impossible for buyers to trace back for articles and information. These sellers often use the assessment profile ‘private’ by which they take away from users the opportunity to comment on items.Frank Huber, Professor at Mainz University, underlined with this the study the consequences which imitations bring about for the company: “product forgeries can have an effect on the original brand”. They bring about a loss in image and prestige for the company as a consequence. Apart from the loss of turnover for the firm, the standing of the brand is harmed.” Huber calls upon companies report on product forgeries more vigorously.rmb / juk-- Edited by anonymous at 06:20, 2006-08-08
08.08.2006 available in englishTrademark NewsBuying at Auction and Saying NothingImitation Perfumes on Ebay
Really Bored wrote:It doesn't seem like it would be asking much for eBay to require a receipt proving you came by an item legally. Why don't they do this?
It is all about the $$$ for ebay, they have NO regard for the consumer whatsover. The facts and figures prove it.
anonymous wrote: Well since ebay is aware of the problem, does nothing to stop it, has profited, and continues to profit from it, begins to look like conspiracy of some sort.
"We just found a pair of cannon on eBay - French 18th Century," said Radcliffe, whose paper-strewn office bears witness to the volume of cases the register handles. "EBay is just stuffed full of stolen goods."
Sleazebay is the world's biggest pimp/fence. The facts prove it!
I wonder what the ratio is now for scammers on e-bay as opposed to the honest people that used to do bussiness with them. If E-pay is losing 84 million customers a quarter, How much you want to bet those are all the HONEST ones leaving!
Murderabilia? How sick.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted a former Nevada man Wednesday on charges accusing him of stealing hundreds of thousand of dollars of "Lego" merchandise from stores in at least five states and reselling it on the Internet.William A. Swanberg, 41, Hillsboro, Ore., allegedly obtained the Lego building blocks and other goods illegally for much less than the legitimate price by placing counterfeit bar code labels over the real labels before paying for them at check-out stand, U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden said.... (continued, click the link)
No wonder there are such apparent great deals on sleazebay, it is stolen!
What was sleazebay's cut from the sales? Should they not bear some of the burden/penalty as a co-conspirator?
Does the "just a venue" defense hold up with rented drug houses, or do they eventually do something to the landlord?
anonymous wrote:Does the "just a venue" defense hold up with rented drug houses, or do they eventually do something to the landlord?
We shall see what all the lawsuits from the exclusive brands brings about. They certainly has raised consumer awareness. Most everyone who is not a kool-aid drinking hardcore ebay cultist knows it is nothing but a scam and a sleazepit.
Ebay is an essential part of many scams, which they have knowledge of, and for which they are compensated. Seems that at some point they are at least just plain negligent. ~ Criminally since so many lose so much money, without any real redress. (then they try to collect the 25 dollar ebay protection deductible from victims too---what a scam!!!) Here was another shocking illustration of ebay related crime here:Shoplifting ring used heroin addicts and eBay
anonymous wrote:TEbay is an essential part of many scams
anonymous wrote:How about some real registration and verification, AT THE GATE?sleazebay wont change that because they make a profit on letting anyone register, without basically jack squat...
anonymous wrote:Why has sleazebay lobbied against any sort of legislation designed to regulate or certify or license sellers in various states?
anonymous wrote:has reducing to the absurd ever really won a debate?EBAY LOVES, PROFITS FROM, AND SUPPORTS CRIME WORLDWIDE:
anonymous wrote:do you feel that some problems are best solved swiftly, desively, and brutally?
A follow-up to the first news report in this thread.
Note the fact that once again, dysfunction, theft, heartache, depression, altered states of mind, and of course, as with all ebay related stories, a strong element of abject surreality accompany the report.
Denise Fitzpatrick, in mitigation, said that his motive for the thefts was not financial. The buzz he gained from stealing the books was an “emotional release from the turmoil he found himself in”. He was now “filled with remorse”.(Why, it sounds like someone could have been coached by none other than sleazebay spokesperson Handsi Dirty, doesnt it?)
The criminal walked out of court a free man. Good thing for sleazebay's lax sign up requirements, he can be back to selling more stolen goods in no time! (Not to say his former ID is not still a member in good standing, as that nyc fireman-poser rapist, 'gulag'-whatever)
Nice picture of the heartbroken heartbroken, remorseful thief here. (looks like the typical ebayer) -- Edited by anonymous at 06:20, 2006-10-26