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03.16.

List of items found in Chumlee’s home MUCH Worse than thought

Last week, one of America’s favorite idiots, Austin Lee Russell, AKA “Chumlee,” was arrested after a search warrant was executed on his Las Vegas home. Originally it was thought he just had a few guns, but the list of contraband is much longer, and much worse, than previously reported.
Initially, police went to Russell’s home to execute a search warrant for sexual assault, and the subsequent search of his home turned up some contraband, but it wasn’t clear what exactly was found… until now. TMZ reported that there’s a laundry list of illegal substances and firearms that were recovered, and apparently Chumlee even had a stripper pole.

Here’s the list of contraband that was discovered:

1 gallon Ziploc with 116 grams (1/4 pound) of marijuana

2 clear jars of marijuana (8.2 grams and 2.8 grams)
1 bag with 4.4 grams marijuana
7 clear capsules with 1.7 grams of methamphetamine powder
17 Xanax bars
8 unregistered firearms

TMZ also reported that Chumlee admitted to police that he smokes “a lot of weed,” but swears that he’s not a drug dealer – he buys in bulk because it’s more convenient. When police searched the “Chum Chum” room, which houses its own stripper pole, they found cocaine residue inside clear plastic baggies and a rolled up dollar bill with the same residue.

  
The investigation remains underway, and Chumlee is due to appear in court on May 23.

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02.20.

Scam targets Walmart customers with a check fraud

  
If you have the sinking suspicion that something may be too good to be true, you’re probably correct. For Brenda Berry, her intuition may have saved her thousands of dollars.

According to WSAZ, Berry of Braxton Count, W.Va. received a check for $1892.35 — that appears to be from Wal-Mart — along with a letter asking her to be a secret shopper for the retailer. Berry tells reporters, “When I saw the check, I was like woo-hoo. I was excited. It’s $1800 dollars. Everyone can use $1800 dollars.”

The check looked legitimate, down to the painstakingly forged signature of Wal-Mart Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer Jeff Davis. Berry was not convinced, however, and spoke with her daughter for a second opinion.

Berry discovered that this check was indeed a scam, designed to send bank account information to the scammer as soon as it was deposited. Similar cases have been reported nationwide, including a user-submitted story from Waterford, Wis. on Terry Ambrose’s website and a News 4 story from Upper Marlboro, Md. Each time, the check was for nearly $2000 and was accompanied by a request to be a mystery shopper.

On the Wal-Mart website, the retailer makes it clear to shoppers that they do not engage in any sort of secret shopping and offers ways in which consumers can prevent themselves from falling victim to these scams.

If you have the sinking suspicion that something may be too good to be true, you’re probably correct. For Brenda Berry, her intuition may have saved her thousands of dollars.

According to WSAZ, Berry of Braxton Count, W.Va. received a check for $1892.35 — that appears to be from Wal-Mart — along with a letter asking her to be a secret shopper for the retailer. Berry tells reporters, “When I saw the check, I was like woo-hoo. I was excited. It’s $1800 dollars. Everyone can use $1800 dollars.”

The check looked legitimate, down to the painstakingly forged signature of Wal-Mart Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer Jeff Davis. Berry was not convinced, however, and spoke with her daughter for a second opinion.
WSAZ

Berry discovered that this check was indeed a scam, designed to send bank account information to the scammer as soon as it was deposited. Similar cases have been reported nationwide, including a user-submitted story from Waterford, Wis. on Terry Ambrose’s website and a News 4 story from Upper Marlboro, Md. Each time, the check was for nearly $2000 and was accompanied by a request to be a mystery shopper.

Terry Ambrose

On the Wal-Mart website, the retailer makes it clear to shoppers that they do not engage in any sort of secret shopping and offers ways in which consumers can prevent themselves from falling victim to these scams.  

Berry tells WSAZ, “I kept thinking, please let it be real. I wanted it to be real, but it’s not. And if I would have put that in my account, I would have had to pay back all that money. Every fee and everything for having a bounced check.”
Please SHARE this story to spread the word about these dangerous scams and remember that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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