Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
“Nothing is so contagious as example, and our every really good or bad action inspires a similar one.” La Rochefougauld
I found this quote for this post, but thought it was ironic that is, as far as law and justice are concerned. If all these individuals are being incarcerated, what example is being inspired. Obviously, sending people to prison is not a deterrent to crime, increasing the time is not deterring crime, even the death penalty for white-collar crimes in some cultures have not been a disincentive to crime. I think we need to rethink what truly works to ‘prevent’ crime, or at least minimize it.
Today CrimeDivas, Lauren Baumann, 43, of Downey, CA– plead guilty to wire fraud. Ms. Baumann, the owner of Aliso Viejo-based Stewardship Estates LLC, ran an $1 million Ponzi scheme on more than two dozen victims in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Ms. Baumann promised these investors that their money would be used to host battle-of-the-bands Christian rock concerts. (Just because you do something in the name of christianity does not mean you are a christian – is that being judgmental or having a right to your own opinion?)
The really disturbing aspect about this is it is not Ms. Baumann first time committing a white-collar crime. According to records, she was convicted of securities fraud in Texas in 1999, which means this time around, Ms. Baumann, prison time will be even longer when sentenced . . . up to twenty years.
The only way I see this, is we have to start talking openly about white-collar crimes, especially among females. These kinds of crimes are a secret to everyone in that person’s life and the more people openly talk about this the more likely the person will think about not doing a crime. The more examples they see of how it destroys families and communities the more likely we can prevent someone from crossing the line. Join me today, tell someone about this site and www.CrimeDivas.com. Let them read for themselves this Pandora box these crime creates.
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