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From: Anglen, Robert
Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Story on camelback consign
To: Glenn Michaels
Story is in today's paper. Your blog is mentioned prominently in the story. Thanks for all of your help. Here is a link:
Two police reports and some heretofore unpublished information.
Report #1 / 3-31-2014:
Eljuana was QUITE fortunate. When I tried to get the police to write a report on the theft of my items and the failure to pay me the proceeds from reported sales, in October of the previous year, they just refused. "It's a civil matter," I was told. "We can't do anything."
Moreover, for reasons that remain a mystery to me, the Arizona Republic picked up her story and ran with it. To my delight.
The fact that it completely ignored my plight and the plight of other victims with similar stories - like that of Mr. Lossi, covered in Report #2 below - with nearly identical characteristics leaves me puzzled and even a bit disgusted. After all, of late virtually every day during the TV news, I see a segment featuring Veronica Sanchez talking about how Call 12 for Action will take on the big fish to help protect the small ones, or something along those lines.
It appears that Norman Dwayne Woodmansee is a local and presumably successful businessman, active in real estate.
That might explain where (some of) the $35,000 came from that went into Mike Burns's pocket. Anglen's article doesn't clarify how much the art picker, Joe Michaels, paid Burns out of his own pocket. The article states:
"(Joe) Michaels confirmed telling Levine that he brought at least one other investor into the deal and that the investor gave Burns the money. According to the story Michaels told, Burns sold the painting and never paid the investors."
Please see: CONSIGNMENT VAMPIRE UPDATE UPDATED (8/31/14)
Report #2 / 5-1-2014:
"ROGER SAID HE HAD APPROXIMATELY 38,000 DOLLARS WORTH OF ANTIQUES ON CONSIGNMENT AT CAMELBACK CONSIGN AND DESIGN AT 1030 E. CAMELBACK ROAD. ROGER SAID THE OWNER IS IL1 MICHAEL BURNS. ROGER SAID THE BUSINESS WAS RECENTLY LOCKED OUT DUE TO FINANCIAL REASONS. BUT HE WAS GRANTED ACCESS BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS TO GET HIS PROPERTY BACK. ROGER SAID ON 4-24-14 AT APPROXIMATELY 1200 HOURS HE ENTERED THE BUSINESS AND OVER THE COURSE OF 2 DAYS PICKED UP MOST OF HIS PROPERTY. ROGER SAID 10 ITEMS WERE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR. ROGER SAID THESE ITEMS WERE VALUED IN TOTAL OF $7, 515.
"ROGER SAID ON 4-14-14 HE RECEIVED A CHECK FROM IL1 MICHAEL BURNS WHICH TURNED OUT TO HAVE INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. ROGER SAID HE IS WORKING WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE INSUFFICIENT FUNDS CHECK.
"ROGER SAID HE CAN NOT GET A HOLD OF MICHAEL AND HE IS LEAVING FOR PHODE ISLAND FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME BECAUSE HE IS A "WINTER VISITOR".
ROGER WANTED A REPORT DONE FOR THEFT AS HE CANNOT FIND HIS PROPERTY AND CANNOT GET AHOLD OF MICHAEL AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS.
"ROGER SAID SEVERAL NEWS AGENCIES HAVE BEEN DOING INVESTIGATIVE STORIES ON MIKE BURNS AND CAMELBACK CONSIGN AND DESIGN."
SUPPLEMENT / PAGE 1 / 5-5-2014:
"REPORT DISPOSITION: UNFOUNDED.... THIS CASE IS A CONTRACT DISPUTE AND IS A CIVIL MATTER. THIS CASE IS UNFOUNDED AND CLOSED..."