Two Bikes, Spare Engines, Spare Parts And A Fake $30,000 "Cashier's Check"?

Discussion in 'General' started by John29, May 9, 2011.

  1. John29

    John29 Road racing since 1973

  2. gixxersmitty

    gixxersmitty Well-Known Member

    Damn sad to hear. Hopefully they recover Mark's stuff. I'm also hoping a $30,000 theft nets someone some substantial federal prison time.
  3. Demented

    Demented Well-Known Member

    Oh snap. This Ty Lewis guy has been stealing bikes from people down here for years. I believe he chops them/sells them as is from a shop somewhere in the Keys if I remember correctly.
  4. ethridge72

    ethridge72 Well-Known Member

    They should just shoot the mother fucker!!!!
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  5. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Time to hunt down Ty/Trivillus.
  6. benfer

    benfer steadily going faster

    ouch, as if racing isn't expensive enough. That dude will get whats coming to him.
  7. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    That takes a giant case of stupid to try and pull off. Attempting to rip off a team as high profile as Vesrah just leaves me thinking that guy is going to get him tosses into f@cked in the ass jail.

    All I can think is that the bikes are on their way out of the country already and Genius thinks he'll be forgotten or that he'll get the money from his buyer before the cops catch him.
  8. Demented

    Demented Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, that's what has been happening since he supposedly was released from prison 12-2007.

    Hopefully not this time.
  9. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    He looks like a sheisty fuck taking douchey facebook pics in the bathroom.....I hope he gets what's coming to him


  10. RIB333

    RIB333 Well-Known Member

    No offense to those of you with an alternative lie style, but, that first picture does look a little on the fruity side.
  11. gpstar748

    gpstar748 Well-Known Member

    damn, hope they catch the bastard

    I dont ship anything, no matter what the value, if someone pays by check/cashiers check until it has cleared and is in my bank account

    My bank has told me that they dont even really issue cashiers checks anymore because a personal check is pretty much the same thing and are more trackable than cashiers checks......
  12. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Are you trying to say that maybe he's purposely trying to get caught? :confused:
  13. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    He has to be with this attempt because he royally screwed the pooch this time.
  14. SVbadguy

    SVbadguy I survived the Mt Course

  15. gapman789

    gapman789 Well-Known Member

    Sucks that a simple google search on this dude would've saved Junge $30K.
  16. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    It's like a real life "Catch Me If You Can"
  17. RIB333

    RIB333 Well-Known Member

    Been giving this some thought. If anyone from Vesrah reads this:
    First collect all your evidence, e mails, phone messages, paper work (try to find the original envelope the check was mailed was mailed to you in). Get copies of the bad check (front and back) from your bank.
    Next make your own notes about the dates and times things happened, do not rely on your memory. These types of cases can take time to be properly investigated.
    I read the Roadracing World updated story and it is great that the local PD/Sheriffs are involved, but, this involves mail fraud, a larceny, false personation, a forgery, a bad check, and some Federal and Postal charges as well since there was an inter state component to the crime.
    Sometimes local police agencies are not equipped or pre disposed to properly investigate these types of crimes. Without stepping on their toes the victim should consider contacting and referring the case to the State AG in all states involved, the US Postal inspectors, and/or possibly the FBI. At the very least, and diplomatically, see if the investigating agency is making those contacts and pursuing those avenues.
    If the police and other enforcement agencies fail to satisfactorily pursue this case the individual can and should be sued in civil court. In fact the victim should be prepared to sue in court regardless of law enforcement involvement. Keep in mind the goal of law enforcement is to prosecute and punish the guilty party, the victim may or my not be made whole in regards the losses. Having a civil judgement to attach any assets can help alleviate the financial loss.
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  18. some guy #2

    some guy #2 Well-Known Member

    Why would you ship a part/bike unless you had the money in your account?
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  19. Critter

    Critter Registered


    Try locating any freight forwaders in the Chesapeake, VA Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Roads area. I bet they have a matching shipment weight and QTY to what you shipped. I bet it left on an ocean line. There are only a couple of international shipping lines that will mess with bikes crated or not. Also look for one in Miami they might have something.

    I have a friend that works for a freight forwader in NYC I will call him in the AM and see if there is a way to track this down if it left the country.
  20. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne WERA 15

    There was a security camera somewhere. If they were shipped, he was seen. If there was a paper signed, there was a fingerprint. They have his phone number, there is an address tied to the bill unless it's prepaid. If he's out of prison, chances are he is on parole. If he's living in an apartment, there was a credit check done to verify income.

    After years watching thieves and how they operate, they all have one thing in common. They want more money and they all get cocky.

    Plaster his face in as many places as you can and someone will notice.

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