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Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves

$40 million- Coupons Scheme

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“If crimes and misdemeanors increase, this is proof that misery is on the rise and that society is badly governed.” Napoleon

Three female involved in the largest counterfeiting coupons case in the U.S. history!

I am amazed at how creative people can be when creating illegal avenues to make money, and that’s just what our three Crime Divas of the day did. Yes, there are three of them, Robin Ramirez, 40 Robin_Ramirez who according to authorities was the leader. Amiko fountain, 42, is a licensed chiropractor,fouain and Marilyn Johnson , 54 is a retired special education teacher.marilyn

According to Phoenix officials these three Crime Divas were importing “high value” coupons, which is the same as cash. These high quality “copies” of manufacturer’s coupons were being sold through a website run by the three called, “SavvyShopperSite.com, which is not connected to the consumer magazine Savvy Shopper.

Ms. Ramirez, the leader of this enterprise was accused of bringing in the coupons in large quantities from overseas and selling them for 50 percent of the face value. According to authority worth  over $40 million.

The divas were booked and jailed on charges of illegal control of an enterprise, forgery, counterfeiting, fraudulent schemes, artifice and trafficking in stolen property. Read Humor from Behind the Walls and Other Non-sense to become informed and entertained.

Ms. Ramirez seems to have been the one who benefited from this scheme – the authorities confiscated over $2 million worth of assets including cars, a 40-foot speed boat, expensive guns, and equipment for packing and processing the coupons from her home.

The three divas have all pleaded guilty to one count of counterfeiting each and face anywhere from nine months to two years in prison and supervised probation.

Beyond these three divas and the statement made by the authorities that hundreds of millions of dollars from this counterfeit case, I wonder what are they doing to stop the real players, “Those exporting these coupons.” This reminds me of how the government target those in petty crimes drugs, sentence and send them off to prison, but the major players are untouched. Seem to me stopping the source will stop the problem!

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