A South Carolina woman spent the night in jail for failing to return a movie she rented. Back in 2005, when she rented the VHS "monster-in-law" the store owners sought a warrant after she failed to return the video.
When someone buys a used car from a dealership, they are issued a title. When spending money on something as expensive and important to one's safety as a car, a wise buyer likely purchases a vehicle that comes with a clean title. But what happens when a clean title is misrepresented? A recent Colorado felony case shows us what can happen when buyers' trust in a car dealer is violated.
Earlier this year, Wendy Lyall stood before nearly 1,000 spectators to receive her second-place medal in the 40-49-year-old division of the Leadville Trail 100. The high-profile mountain bike race, which takes place every year in the small town of Leadville, Colorado, has limited space and to race in it - let alone place - is a big deal.
With the state of the economy as it is and people getting laid off or losing their jobs, it is no surprise that economic crimes are on the rise. What is important to know however is that District Attorneys and Judges are aware of this and are handing out tough penalties to people charge with economic crimes like Fraud, Forgery, Possession of a Forged Instrument (usually a check), Theft, and the more recently popular ID Theft.