A 45-year-old Florida man was arrested on Feb. 28 for impersonating Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair in what some would consider to be the world's most embarrassing act of fraud.
Lee Koenig was discovered attempting to steal $25,000 worth of high-end microphones from Lewitt Audio, a company in Vienna, Austria, while posing as Adair via e-mail, according to The Smoking Gun.
When billed, a business representative from Nickelback found it strange and contacted Adair, who said he had not purchased the microphones.
According to the police report, “The first thing noted was that the email address used to place the order, firstname.lastname@example.org, was not his email address. It was also noted that Daniel Adair does not live in Florida … [and] does not have a publicist named Kimberly Hoopie.”
The drummer then took it upon himself to investigate, and he found Koenig’s Facebook.
A “drummer for hire” and member of several big rock tribute bands, Koenig utilizes the same drum configuration as the famed Nickelback drummer. And Hoopie, it turns out, is Koenig’s girlfriend.
Port St. Lucie police got a search warrant, and visited Koenig’s home, where they arrested him for two counts of felony fraud: fraud to impersonate, and fraud to swindle or obtain property, more than $20,000 but less than $50,000.
He was released from the county jail after posting $18,750 bond.
This is not his first arrest. Koenig also did time after illegally pocketing nearly $100,000 from charity concerts in 2009.
So not only does he steal from charities, he also has terrible taste in fake identities. Nickelback, seriously?
WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - President Donald Trump imposed new U.S. sanctions onIran on Monday following Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone and said the measures would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Trump told reporters he was signing an executive order for the sanctions amid tensions between the United States and Iran that have grown since May, when Washington ordered all countries to halt imports of Iranian oil.
Trump also said the sanctions would have been imposed regardless of the incident over the drone. He said the supreme leaders was ultimately responsible for what Trump called "the hostile conduct of the regime."
"Sanctions imposed through the executive order ... will deny the Supreme Leader and the Supreme Leader's office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access to key financial resources and support," Trump said.
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