Consider yourself lucky if this was the extent of your loss... Brian Lewis has been in jail since 7/13/10. He plead guilty to felony theft and deceptive practice in excess of $24K in DuPage county, IL in 2010.
He remained in DuPage county jail until 10/13/10 when he was transferred to Cook County Jail, where Brian Lewis remains today, continuously trying to delay the inevitable - sentencing for 4-6 additional felonies. The majority of cases reside in the Skokie district, but the $65K embezzlement case resides in the Maybrook district. The civil suits are throughout the city of Chicago. In addition, there was a police report filed in Area 5, when he successfully had someone steal a friends drugs from a Walgreens, -WHILE HE WAS IN JAIL!
Brian Lewis has been charged with felony theft and deceptive practice/embezzlement by his former employer (Flat Top Grill) in an amount exceeding $65K. He has been charged by the Illinois Secretary of State Police with Insurance Fraud for reporting a car stolen, when in fact he sold it, and collected both the money from the sale of the car as well as the insurance company. He has been charged with felony forgery, violation of supervision for a previously plead down car theft, as well as violation of parole since some of the later charges occurred after his sentencing in DuPage.
Brian Lewis has pretended to have cancer, presented fake letters with forged signatures of Transplant surgeons from various UNOS regions to the courts, and escaped identity theft charges solely due to technicalities. These are just the criminal charges (the ones reported so far, there are more to come...) There is also a laundry list of civil claims filed against him, look them up and you will see you are not alone, however most people are out a significantly greater amount of money than you. Myself included... he wiped me out completely.
In addition, the majority of the information you were provided to write his resume was completely fictitious. TBK Management (Flat Top Grill) is the company he embezzled $65K from and is still awaiting formal sentencing. Brian never received his MBA, as he was never enrolled in Graduate school. It would only have harmed your reputation had his website (including your resume, which I have a copy of) remained out there longer than the three months he pre-paid for the website hosting.
The DA's office was going to use the PieceMeal website to track information and demonstrate to the court that Brian was a complete fraud, but the site was already down... not because he knew the police were on to him, but because he was already in jail!
Please file a police report, as this can only help speak to his character (or lack there of...) in the court system, hopefully resulting in Brian receiving the longest possible prison sentences.