Man sentenced in State of phoenix ( az ) jewelry-fraud

September 05 [Wed], 2012, 11:09
The mastermind behind a multi-state cartier jewelry-fraud function that allegedly netted the team as much as $650,000 has been sentenced to six years in jail plus probation, Tempe cops government bodies said.
Edward Blake Brueggemeyer, 47, asked for forgiveness accountable to 14 number of bogus techniques Aug. 23, according to Maricopa Nation Excellent Judge public information. He also had been billed with 14 number of forgery and one depend of unlawful management of an business, but did not beg accountable to those.
Four other offenders in the case - John Leon Polmanteer, 40, Steven Bradford Bright, 49, Levi Eileen Sifuentes, 22, and Daniel Alfonso Marquez, 21 - are experiencing a complete of 29 number of forgery, bogus techniques and unlawful management of an business, court information display. Their tests are planned to begin Feb. 25.
Authorities believe Brueggemeyer was the mastermind behind the function that propagate across Maricopa Nation, as well as Illinois, La, Florida and throughout the north western U. s. Declares, Tyler said.
Chandler cops said that starting last year, Brueggemeyer and the other men purchased bulk of stainless-steel jewellery and wristbands, imprinted the jewellery with 14k, 18k and .750 identifiers and obtained cash for the bogus jewellery through such techniques as pawning the products or promoting them as discarded silver to certified silver traders, Tyler said.