I’ve heard of radio talk show hosts trying to “find their characters” — but usually they make them up, not steal them from someone else:
A real estate investment guru who hosted a radio talk show and investing seminars was arrested in Dallas on fraud and identity theft charges, the FBI said.
Clifford Wayne Robertson, 43, of Murphy, Texas, was taken into custody Friday in Dallas by the FBI. He is accused of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft for allegedly trying to obtain financing since 2007 using someone else’s personal information.
Earlier this year, TV station WFAA in Dallas aired complaints from several people who claimed Robertson bilked them out of their life savings. They described a man who built up trust using an inflated resume and operating under a host of business names who got them to buy property sight unseen. What they didn’t know was Robertson also ran the companies selling the properties in terrible condition at inflated prices.
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“You’ve got a one-man wrecking crew here that is crossing the board on all types of criminal violations — whether it be identity theft, mortgage fraud, investment fraud, Ponzi schemes,” Michael Anderson, assistant special agent in charge at the Dallas office of the FBI told WFAA earlier this year. “Our response to that is he needs to be stopped.”
Robertson had been a host on CNN 1190 in Texas, and talked up his investing strategies on the show. The station is not owned by CNN. It is an affiliate. A spokeswoman for CNN said the network has nothing to do with station operations.The show does not appear on the station’s schedule.
You wanna bet CNN will ignore this news story too — like they’re ignoring the Tea Parties; the ACORN scandal, etc., etc. . .