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InfoWorld Writes on Scam Artist in 1984

One of our readers email in a link to this article found in the September 17, 1984 issue of InfoWorld. We’re not sure what to make of it…

Police Catch Scam Suspect [InfoWorld]


Update: Scott has responded with a post on PhotoFocus.


 
  • Jeremy Miller

    The Dept of Corrections records indicate 4 felony convictions for Alfred Scott Bourne, they are as follows~

    Ada County case #8676-Embezzle By Tenant/Bailee/Attorney-sentenced 08/03/1979-0-5 yrs
    Ada County case #8676-Obtaining Property Under False Pretenses-sentenced 08/03/1979-0-5 yrs
    Ada County case #12747-Issuing Checks W/Out Funds-sentenced 10/07/1985-0-3 yrs
    Ada County case #12531-Grand Theft-sentenced 10/07/1985-0-14 yrs.

    First in IDOC custody 08/09/1979
    Released to supervision 12/15/1980
    Returned to IDOC custody 08/16/1984
    Released to supervision 04/24/1991
    All sentences satisfied 05/20/1992

  • Jeremy Miller

    The Dept of Corrections records indicate 4 felony convictions for Alfred Scott Bourne, they are as follows~

    Ada County case #8676-Embezzle By Tenant/Bailee/Attorney-sentenced 08/03/1979-0-5 yrs
    Ada County case #8676-Obtaining Property Under False Pretenses-sentenced 08/03/1979-0-5 yrs
    Ada County case #12747-Issuing Checks W/Out Funds-sentenced 10/07/1985-0-3 yrs
    Ada County case #12531-Grand Theft-sentenced 10/07/1985-0-14 yrs.

    First in IDOC custody 08/09/1979
    Released to supervision 12/15/1980
    Returned to IDOC custody 08/16/1984
    Released to supervision 04/24/1991
    All sentences satisfied 05/20/1992

  • Jeremy Miller
  • Wanderingwolf13

    Too  Funny!  But this explains a lot! 

  • Wanderingwolf13

    Won’t influence me one bit — it merely validates my already seriously negative experience with him. 

  • Wanderingwolf13

    Do not believe that for a fat second! 

  • ellen

    i also notice that the people that win always tweet hours before the winner is announced of and/or tweets at him hours before he announces it, and i have been following these contest for 2years

  • Wanderingwolf13

    People some times do change. I believe in forgiving others IF they truly have changed and have genuine remorse.  I had a brief encounter with this person in the summer of 2003 or 2004. He was a total jerk.  He’s one that I won’t bother with, regardless of his grandiose claims. 

    Never until today thought about doing criminal background checks on photography workshop leaders. Now I will. 

  • arnelgonce

    I don’t know, but he sure is nasty to anyone who disagrees with him. A few times I’ve found myself wondering if he really did take the photographs himself. Now he’s on this crazy MFT thing, and looks down on anyone who doesn’t switch to them. When I responded that he did not have to be so nasty, that no one had said anything even remotely negative in their comments yet he blasted them all the same, he privately emailed me and was beyond nasty and condescending to me. What an incredible jerk. Then when I saw all the crap he’d done, I realized, someone like that can’t change their spots.

  • arnelgonce

    Only anyone with a little integrity…