DOCUMENT: Celebrity, Crime

A Couple Of Criminal Capers

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A Couple Of Criminal Capers

Internet Scam

From TSG's criminal docket:

1) Damn, we love the nifty computerized mug shot system they use down in North Carolina's Guilford County. That's where rocker Tommy Lee (dig that hair!) just surrendered on charges that he tried to incite a riot at a Greensboro concert. TSG tipster Fletch Brendan Good also sent us the press release issued by Sheriff BJ Barnes announcing Lee's arrest. BJ's boys, it seems, always get their man. (2 pages)

2) According to this FBI search warrant, New Yorker Kwok Ping Yung was operating a simple Internet scam: His web pages offered computer equipment at a deep discount, but he never filled orders. Instead, Kwok walked off with cash sent to his P.O. box. Sure, this is Crime 101, but you gotta appreciate poor Kwok's couch potato act when agents raided his home. (5pages)