But since none of their allegations of online fraud were being reported in the news at the time, and we had no way of verifying them, well, we really didn’t know what to make of their claims.
Local news in Salt Lake City is reporting that Shilts has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using e-Bay to sell two vehicles–a Nissan Titan truck and a BMW 325xi–that he was leasing, along with a heavily mortgaged Capri speedboat. In other words, he didn’t own the title to these vehicles he sold for a total of about $85k, and indeed, these are the
Jonathan Boyd, the Assistant US Attorney in Utah said: “He defrauded people from Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oregon, and Texas, and basically defrauded them out of tens of thousands of dollars.”
Read the news reports here, here and here and click on the video image to see the TV news report on Shilts. My favorite comment is Shilts predicting, correctly I might add, that: “I will not make a penny off of this.”