Michigan Toy Soldier owner guilty of credit card fraud

By tgn_admin
In News
Jan 27th, 2011

Michigan Toy Soldier owner Rick Berry has plead guilty to illegally charging nearly $190,000 US to the credit card of director Peter Jackson. According to another news report Berry was also charged with a similar offence in 1993.

  • My jaw hit the floor when I read this. Many small business do whatever they can to save their business with an honest try. This blows me away that Rick would do this not once but twice and get caught both times!!!! Sorry to say but Rick deserves what he gets for this crime and no mistake about it this is a crime.

  • I missed a chance to visit the store over the summer. Now I don’t feel so bad.

    When I was in the area I couldn’t help wondering how a specialized store like that managed to survive in the current economy… AND in the Detroit area. Now I know.

  • as79

    It’s a bad situation all around.

    unfortunately though, I can’t seem to find any of the court documents, filings, or rulings on this case, so all we have to go by are the media reports.

  • Tommygun

    He went after Peter Jackson.

    The lightening Thief wasn’t that bad.

    • bj

      lol, yeah you meant Percy Jackson, and the movie was THAT bad. The books were actually great.

      • Tommygun

        Oops, my bad. 🙂

  • cybogoblin

    Wow! I saw a story in the local paper that someone had scammed PJ. I didn’t realise that it had anything to do with this (after it first appeared here a few days ago).