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Karma strikes back: Northcheels

post #1 of 17
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Last year we experienced the pain of watching some of our friends here on EpicSki get ripped off by a thief that joined under the name Northcheels. He sold gear that didn't exist, pocketed the money, and never delivered. Old thread.

Karma is a bitch.

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By TERESA BLACKMAN, kgw.com Staff
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TIGARD, Ore. -- An officer pulling over a speeder on Interstate-5 found a cache of cash that investigators think was from a money laundering scheme.
kgw.com photos
Suspects Danny Paul Nguyen (left) and Tri Cao Nguyen as shown in police mug shots.

The officer stopped the Honda Accord for speeding and driving too close to another vehicle. The officer suspected drugs were in the car so he called in for a K-9 to search the vehicle. During the search, the $50,000 in cash was found by investigators.

Driver Danny Paul Nguyen, 28, from Beaverton, and passenger Tri Cao Nguyen, 27, from Tigard, were arrested and booked in the Douglas County jail.
Another link
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Two Portland-area men arrested after $50,000 in cash found

by Lynne Terry, The Oregonian Friday August 15, 2008, 4:04 PM


Two men from the Portland area were arrested under suspicion of money laundering after police found $50,000 in their car.
Oregon State police said they stopped their a 2008 Honda Accord with California license plates on Thursday at about 8:45 a.m. on Interstate 5 north of Roseburg in a suspected speeding violation.
A drug-sniffing dog was brought in, leading to the seizure of $50,000 in cash. The two occupants, driver Danny Paul Nguyen, a 28-year-old from Beaverton, and Tri Cao Nguyen, 27, from Tigard, were arrested and put in Douglas County Jail.
OSP and the Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating.
Those bears with a legit claim against Danny "Paul" Nguyen, might want to get in contact with the Douglas County prosecutor.
post #2 of 17
Thanks for posting this Cirquerider.
Time to rally the victims and have us a hangin!
post #3 of 17
Good to hear. Karma at play.
post #4 of 17
feels good to see the dirty face of that bugger who scammed me but i still wish i had those solly 1080's
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Get a good look, cause this guy is getting payback: http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1002

Danny Paul Nguyen and Tri Cao Nguyen were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Money Laundering. The investigation is continuing by members from OSP and the Drug Enforcement Administration.



post #6 of 17
Little concerning that they could be jailed simply for carry "too much cash", but cool that they've been nabbed.

If they can definitely be linked with the screen name, might be worth going after them on a larceny by false pretences charge. Never know what a judge might do to compensate victims. He has $50K to play with.
post #7 of 17
Isn't there something more to it since one of the victims is from Canada?
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by medmarkco View Post
Little concerning that they could be jailed simply for carry "too much cash", but cool that they've been nabbed.
Maybe no jail time, but they could get some pretty hard cord community service.

Seriously though, it would be a mistake to take these guys lightly. $50,000 is a lot of money and probably only a portion of their business. They should get locked up.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by medmarkco View Post
Little concerning that they could be jailed simply for carry "too much cash", but cool that they've been nabbed.

If they can definitely be linked with the screen name, might be worth going after them on a larceny by false pretences charge. Never know what a judge might do to compensate victims. He has $50K to play with.
FYI, the real identity of the perpetrator was known as a result of our investigation of reports from the victims that revealed names, address, P.O. box, bank account numbers, Paypal account, My Space pictures, and other information, all of which was shared with local law enforcement. I actually hope we helped in some small way to shine a light on this individual and to help bring this about.
post #10 of 17
I'll bring the tiki torches and pitchforks... Y'all bring the anger and we got ourselves a good old-fashioned mob!
post #11 of 17
If I were to pick any county in Oregon on the I-5 corridor I wouldn't want to be arrested in, especially for having drug money, it would be Douglas County. During the 70s hitch-hikers with long hair disappeared in this county. It was the epicenter of the spotted owl hostilities of the 80s and overran with meth labs in the 90s. It has become a haven for California Okie retirees so its politics have gotten even more conservative over the past decade. They love strict law-and-order candidates for the DA.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
FYI, the real identity of the perpetrator was known as a result of our investigation of reports from the victims that revealed names, address, P.O. box, bank account numbers, Paypal account, My Space pictures, and other information, all of which was shared with local law enforcement. I actually hope we helped in some small way to shine a light on this individual and to help bring this about.
Sounds like there was more to the story than reported. I'm not too keen on "looks-guilty" search, seizure, and imprisonment. However, if this guy's ID check brought up info connected to this kind of behavior, then why wait ... lynch him on the spot.

Nice work on behalf of the Bears! Hope some people get $ back.
post #13 of 17
Three cheers for the supports only posting in Gear Swap. Imagine how many goons would be trolling there otherwise..
post #14 of 17
Im hoping somehow through the law i will be reinbursed but i have a feeling it wont happen.
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
CanadaSkis, its really up to you to get in touch with the investigators in Douglass County (Oregon State Police) and let them know this individual defrauded you in a sale of ski equipment. Its very hard, to go after people for relatively small amounts when their crimes are very remote from where you live. I would still offer the information and see if they can take your complaint, now that he is in custody. Those of us behind the scenes will support you in any way possible, but we don't have (or want) standing as a complainant in this case.
post #16 of 17
I bet they will at least add to the charges with corroborating evidence from the posts. pms and funds transfers. The DA usually likes to start with as many charges as they can as long as there is some merit to them. I'd contact them just for the feeling of retribution regardless of the financial outcome.
post #17 of 17

wow, I haven't logged on here in a while, but this is GREAT news! I was one of the people ripped off, I was wondering if anyone else has had any luck getting their money back. I might have the old ebay transactions and my money order stub, that I stupidly sent to him. If anyone knows anything about how I should go about this I would love a little guidance.

 

also, i would like to thank trekchick for letting me know, even tho im just getting around to reading it now.

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