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Thief steals Mark Cuban's identity

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flash, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Now that's balls:


    NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities said a New York man stole tens of thousands of dollars using credit cards taken out in the names of rich and famous men.

    A police source said Gregory Mortel, 23, used credit cards in the names of rich men including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, fashion entrepreneur Tommy Hilfiger and George Hornig, the chief operating officer of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston (OTCPK:CFBUP), to pay for spa treatments at upscale establishments and other luxuries, the New York Post reported Thursday.

    The source said investigators had Hornig call Mortel's cell phone and the suspect said during the call, which was recorded by police, that "nobody will ever be able to trace him to any wrongdoing."

    Mortel was arrested in November while receiving a spa treatment at an Equinox gym paid for with an American Express (NYSE:XP) card made out to Tommy Hilfiger.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Sounds like he got away with more than the bastard who dinged me for $500 worth of iTunes...
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Dammit! That guy wasn't the real thing?!?!!? Balls!
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Who'd want to steal the identity of somebody with shark teeth and a baboon hip?

    Oh yeah, that'$ right.
  5. ...and his team lost in the Western semis.
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    dang, for an identity thief, the dude sure knows how to save the newspaper business.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The identity thief was nabbed when he was caught stalking NBA referee Dan Crawford. The thief was acting like a 10-year-old little bitch.
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