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Career con man avoids prison for check fraud

Original post made on Nov 12, 2007

A 64-year-old Menlo Park man who prosecutors claim is a career con artist who once tried to sell a man the Golden State Warriors basketball team, but whom his attorney says has reformed himself and dedicated his life to serving the community, avoided prison Nov. 9 at his sentencing in Redwood City for passing bad checks in 2004.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 11, 2007, 11:11 PM

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Posted by what???
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 12, 2007 at 11:51 am

I appreciate that individuals should have the opportunity to turn their life around and can reform. However, I find it inappropriate that this person is "doing volunteer work with sick children at Stanford University's Ronald McDonald House and with seniors at the Peninsula Volunteers Little House facility in Menlo Park". If this person has a "lengthy history of con convictions" why is he allowed to volunteer and work closely with sick children and with seniors. I applaud Mr. Miller for being "actively engaged in volunteer work" but would hope he would volunteer in situations where he does not work closely with individuals in these more vulnerable situations.

Also, what are the screening procedures for volunteering at organizations such as Ronald McDonald House and Little House?

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Posted by Smart Business Guy
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm

Hey, I bought the Golden State Warriors Basketball Team. Are you trying to tell me that I really don't own them? This guy also offered to sell me the Park Theatre. It seemed like a good deal so I gave him a deposit. He told me that he also wants to become a consultant for the city of Menlo Park since they are doing all these studies. He said he would be making a lot of money and offered me a share if I would help him, but I turned him down. Maybe I should have accepted his offer.

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