The Gryphon Training Group, in association with Central Illinois Police Training Center, is presenting an insightful two-day seminar on Criminal Gypsies/Travelers and the Elderly.
FACT: Criminal gypsies/travelers make an estimated $17B/annually and do not pay taxes.
FACT: The victims are the elderly 97% of the time.
FACT: One in 5 seniors has been the victim of financial abuse
FACT: There are 5 major clans in North America, not just one.
FACT: The criminal Travelers/Gypsies have inhabited and preyed in Illinois for decades.
FACT: There is a major traveler base just north of the Wisconsin border.
FACT: We have made a database with approximately 4,000 suspects.
FACT: We have solved over 50 cases in the classroom.
In depth looks at: Identification of the groups, Ruse entry/Impostor Burglaries, Fortune Telling, Sweetheart Swindles, Store Diversion Burglaries, Paving/Seal coating Cons, Lightning Rod Scams, Till Tapping, The Grandchild in Distress con, the Groups as Non-Traditional Organized Crime, Impediments to Prosecution and more.
Gary Nolte retired from the Skokie Police Department after thirty-one (31)) years, both in patrol and in the Detectives. I have been investigating Gypsy crime since 1995. Retired on May 3, 2006. Has previously appointed a special U.S. Marshall, which allowed interstate travel to investigate these clans.-While keeping abreast of the activities of the clans, has assisted over two hundred fifty (250) police departments in approximately thirty-two (32) states as well as departments in Canada, INTERPOL, US Immigrations/Homeland Security, Federal and local prosecutors, as well as the FBI and the United States State Department in Berlin, Germany.
Asked to serve as a contributor and editor on a book published by the Illinois State Police, which portray the Yugoslavian Gypsies, the M.O.s, crime patterns, and their vehicles to Law Enforcement. In 2000, the Illinois State Police, once again, asked me to assist in publishing a more up to date version. The prior book, which ws published in 1997, and distributed nationwide and was responsible for over one hundred (100) positive identifications, which led to subsequent arrests.
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