• Report: #131979

Complaint Review: Straight2You Communications

  • Submitted: Sat, February 19, 2005
  • Updated: Tue, May 24, 2005

  • Reported By:Longmont Colorado
Straight2You Communications
www.straight2you.com Port Washington, New York U.S.A.

Straight2You Communications Anthony Cundiff Arrested! ripoff Port Washington New York

*Consumer Comment: Stole $31,000 of Software Licensing

*Consumer Comment: from the Nassau County DA website, DA's Technology Crime Unit has arrested Anthony Cundiff, 25, of 4 Preston Street, Port Washington for Internet Fraud totaling $17,153.30.

*Consumer Comment: news About Anthony

*Author of original report: Track the court case at this site.

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January 28, 2005, 12:14 PM EST

A Port Washington man duped hundreds of customers out of thousands of dollars by charging them for Internet services that he never provided, Nassau police said.

Anthony Cundiff, 25, of 4 Preston St., was arrested yesterday. Police said he fraudulently billed over 300 credit card customers for services he didn't provide, and also duplicated the billing of credit card customer accounts at two companies that he owns in Port Washington. The total in the scheme came to about $83,000, police said in a news release.

Police said Cundiff committed the fraud over two separate periods in 2003. From Oct. 2-6, he billed customers about $13,000 and from Nov. 4-Dec. 2, he billed them about $70,000, police said.

Cundiff's companies were identified as Internet Services and Straight 2 You Communications.

He was arrested at his Port Washington office and charged with second-degree grand larceny; two counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument; first-degree defraud; first-degree identity theft; and second-degree forgery. Cundiff was scheduled to be arraigned today in First District Court in Hempstead.

David
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#1 Consumer Comment

Stole $31,000 of Software Licensing

AUTHOR: Rob - (U.S.A.)

I work for an undisclosed enterprise management software company who privides network monitoring licenses to companies ranging from fortune 100 giants to tiny ISPs like "ISDN WebServices" "Straight2You Communications" - or whatever this company decides to call themselves today.

In November of 2004 I worked directly with Andy Cundiff who approached me as I am the sales representative from my company for his geography in NY. He proceed to place an order for $31,000 worth of licensing for our network management software which we delivered 3 days after his purchase order. Following this order, our finance department never received payment and in fact were met with VERY rude responses from this company stating that they NEVER purchased $31,000 worth of software. A conversation with one of thier lead technicaians who was currently using our software daily confirmed this innacuracy with what they claim.

Long story short, the company I work for has over 4000 employees and does not have the interest in persuing a fradulent $31,000 purchase (which is below the average sale that we make to enterprise-sized companies in the US and globally) - so they were sent to our collections company to pursue. Needless to say the personal sales commission that I was paid on for closing this sale was taken away from my family and I as ISDN WebServices decided to deny every doing business with us. I am glad that most companies who do business in America have higher morals or we would all be in very big trouble for the future.
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Taken from the Nassau County DA website.

http://www.nassauda.org/

"DENIS DILLON 262 OLD COUNTRY ROAD DENIS DILLON 262 OLD COUNTRY ROAD
DISTRICT ATTORNEY MINEOLA, NY
TELEPHONE (516) 571-2994

OFFICE of the DISTRICT ATTORNEY
NASSAU COUNTY
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Katie Grilli-Robles (516) 571-2994 May 23, 2005

DILLON ANNOUNCES:
DA'S TECHNOLOGY CRIME UNIT ARRESTS PORT WASHINGTON MAN


Nassau County District Attorney announced today that the DA's Technology Crime Unit has arrested Anthony Cundiff, 25, of 4 Preston Street, Port Washington for Internet Fraud totaling $17,153.30.

According to Dillon, "Cundiff was the owner and operator of Fast Pace Networking, an internet provider, operating out of 22 South Maryland Avenue, Port Washington. We received information from the Port Washington Police Department regarding Cundiff that warranted an investigation..

During the course of our investigation, we determined that Cundiff received payment for internet service he provided to two of his customers by asking that the customers send him voided checks showing the routing numbers for these customers' respective checking accounts. Subsequent to sending Cundiff these voided checks, the customers learned that several counterfeited checks, checks the customers did not create or authorize, were being used to withdraw significant sums of money from their respective accounts. These unauthorized counterfeit checks were deposited into Cundiff's business account."

"In one instance, Cundiff withdrew a total of $15,303.55 from the account of a Florida businessman by cashing 5 counterfeit checks," said Dillon. "The agreement that the victim had with Cundiff was that he would provide high-speed Internet access service to the victim for $40 a month for one year. Once the victim detected the theft of the $15,303.55, he instructed his bank, Bank of America, to refuse any additional checks of this sort. After those instructions, the bank received an additional three counterfeit checks totaling $13,140.99 from Cundiff."

"In a second instance, an Oregon man was having trouble with his personal computer operating too slow," said Dillon. "He then contacted an Internet company in New York called Straight2You because they said they could provide fast service. In order to sign up with this service the man had to provide a voided check and was told that once the Internet company received the voided check they would call the victim to set up the service. The victim never heard from the Internet company again but about a year later noticed a series of unauthorized withdrawals from his account. There were four unauthorized withdrawals from the victims account totaling $1,849.75, all of these withdrawals were traced back to Fast Pace Networking in Port Washington."
"Cundiff has been charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged instrument in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony and one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony," Dillon continued. "He will be arraigned later today in first District Court in Hempstead."
"My Technology Crime Unit dates back to 1997 making it one of the first of its kind in the country," Dillon continued. "Stephen Treglia, the Unit Chief whom chaired the State DA's Association Committee on Computer Crimes, has supervised this operation since its inception. The Unit presently utilizes several of the resources within the Investigations Division of my office to create a fully in-house investigative and prosecutorial task force of forensic examiners, undercovers, investigators, accountants and IT personnel. The Unit handles most of the high technology-related cases investigated by my office."

"These investigations and prosecutions have involved the use of computers and other forms of technology, frequently being used across numerous geographical jurisdictions, to advance such diverse criminal activities as: homicide, statutory rape, kidnaping, an ongoing undercover sting of online pedophiles (called "Operation Teensaver"), various child pornography distribution rings, nation-wide fraudulent sales over the Internet, the seven-figure theft of federally-subsidized college education grants and loans, the sale of a baby on the Internet (which became the subject of a made-for-TV movie called "Baby for Sale" on the Lifetime network), the creation of false identification through computer-generated templates, cyber-stalking and cyber-spoofing, the sale of forged sports memorabilia over a Web site, and the theft of computer data and software licensing infringement by a law firm," said Dillon. "As technology advances so does the tools that criminals utilize to carry out their crime. My Technology Crime Unit is part of my continuing effort to combat crime here in Nassau County and to make sure that my office stays ahead of potential criminals."

DISTRICT ATTORNEY MINEOLA, NY
TELEPHONE (516) 571-2994

OFFICE of the DISTRICT ATTORNEY
NASSAU COUNTY
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Katie Grilli-Robles (516) 571-2994 May 23, 2005

DILLON ANNOUNCES:
DA'S TECHNOLOGY CRIME UNIT ARRESTS PORT WASHINGTON MAN


Nassau County District Attorney announced today that the DA's Technology Crime Unit has arrested Anthony Cundiff, 25, of 4 Preston Street, Port Washington for Internet Fraud totaling $17,153.30.

According to Dillon, "Cundiff was the owner and operator of Fast Pace Networking, an internet provider, operating out of 22 South Maryland Avenue, Port Washington. We received information from the Port Washington Police Department regarding Cundiff that warranted an investigation.. During the course of our investigation, we determined that Cundiff received payment for internet service he provided to two of his customers by asking that the customers send him voided checks showing the routing numbers for these customers' respective checking accounts. Subsequent to sending Cundiff these voided checks, the customers learned that several counterfeited checks, checks the customers did not create or authorize, were being used to withdraw significant sums of money from their respective accounts. These unauthorized counterfeit checks were deposited into Cundiff's business account."

"In one instance, Cundiff withdrew a total of $15,303.55 from the account of a Florida businessman by cashing 5 counterfeit checks," said Dillon. "The agreement that the victim had with Cundiff was that he would provide high-speed Internet access service to the victim for $40 a month for one year. Once the victim detected the theft of the $15,303.55, he instructed his bank, Bank of America, to refuse any additional checks of this sort. After those instructions, the bank received an additional three counterfeit checks totaling $13,140.99 from Cundiff."

"In a second instance, an Oregon man was having trouble with his personal computer operating too slow," said Dillon. "He then contacted an Internet company in New York called Straight2You because they said they could provide fast service. In order to sign up with this service the man had to provide a voided check and was told that once the Internet company received the voided check they would call the victim to set up the service. The victim never heard from the Internet company again but about a year later noticed a series of unauthorized withdrawals from his account. There were four unauthorized withdrawals from the victims account totaling $1,849.75, all of these withdrawals were traced back to Fast Pace Networking in Port Washington."
"Cundiff has been charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged instrument in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony and one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony," Dillon continued. "He will be arraigned later today in first District Court in Hempstead."

"My Technology Crime Unit dates back to 1997 making it one of the first of its kind in the country," Dillon continued. "Stephen Treglia, the Unit Chief whom chaired the State DA's Association Committee on Computer Crimes, has supervised this operation since its inception. The Unit presently utilizes several of the resources within the Investigations Division of my office to create a fully in-house investigative and prosecutorial task force of forensic examiners, undercovers, investigators, accountants and IT personnel. The Unit handles most of the high technology-related cases investigated by my office."

"These investigations and prosecutions have involved the use of computers and other forms of technology, frequently being used across numerous geographical jurisdictions, to advance such diverse criminal activities as: homicide, statutory rape, kidnaping, an ongoing undercover sting of online pedophiles (called "Operation Teensaver"), various child pornography distribution rings, nation-wide fraudulent sales over the Internet, the seven-figure theft of federally-subsidized college education grants and loans, the sale of a baby on the Internet (which became the subject of a made-for-TV movie called "Baby for Sale" on the Lifetime network), the creation of false identification through computer-generated templates, cyber-stalking and cyber-spoofing, the sale of forged sports memorabilia over a Web site, and the theft of computer data and software licensing infringement by a law firm," said Dillon. "As technology advances so does the tools that criminals utilize to carry out their crime. My Technology Crime Unit is part of my continuing effort to combat crime here in Nassau County and to make sure that my office stays ahead of potential criminals.""
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news About Anthony

AUTHOR: David - (U.S.A.)

Internet Service Owner Accused Of ID Theft

Apr 21, 2005 12:02 pm US/Eastern
(1010 WINS) (PORT WASHINGTON, Long Island) A Long Island man who ran an Internet Provider Service in Port Washington has been arrested for allegedly stealing personal information from a job applicant.

Suffolk County Police say a man called police to say someone opened an American Express Card account in his name and charged nearly 50-thousand dollars worth of merchandise.

Police arrested 25-year-old Andrew Cundiff of Port Washington and charged him with Identity Theft.

Police say Cundiff is the CEO of an Internet service provider doing business as Straight-2-You Communications, I-S-D-N Web Services, Fast Pace Networking and Internet Services.

Police say the victim applied for a job at Cundiff's company, and several months later he was contacted by American Express about an outstanding balance on a card he did not have.
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Track the court case at this site.

AUTHOR: David - (U.S.A.)

Track the court case at this site. Just agree to the terms, type in the letters you see and type in his first and last names.

http://207.29.128.48/webcrim/jcaptcha

He is scheduled for a court date on 3/29/05.
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