Thursday, June 23, 2011

Greenspan's Body Count: Wayne Boswell

Greenspan is really picking up the pace these days, isn't he?

Today's episode of Greenspan's Body Count comes from Seattle, where 61-year-old real estate magnate Wayne Boswell saw his Stratford Group empire crumble before him.
[...] on April 1, a secretary arriving for work discovered a disturbing note on her desk. In it, Boswell explained that bad investments had left him bankrupt. According to police the note contained instructions on where to find his body.

Police found him in his car, with two bullet wounds to the chest, in the parking garage of the $1.5 million condo he shared with his wife overlooking the Seattle waterfront.

According to the police report, Boswell wrote that “his bad investments and trying to protect the clients he had sold bad investments to had bankrupted him.” He went on to say that he had “taken the dishonorable path out of this world.”
More than $1 million of client money was missing from Stratford Group trust accounts at the time of Boswell's suicide.

Greenspan's Body Count stands at 177.G

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Greenspan's Body Count: Attorney Thomas J. Fuchs, sons Sean and Kyle Fuchs

Alan Greenspan has been on a rampage in San Diego recently.

Today's killing happened in the suburb of Bonita near Chula Vista.
Police believe that a man shot and killed his two teenage sons and then set their Chula Vista home on fire Tuesday morning before turning a gun on himself.

Suicide notes at the home indicated that the father planned the deaths, the region’s fourth murder suicide since January and the third invovling children since last month, Chula Vista police Lt. Lon Turner said.


Neighbor Pat Valdivia described the man and his sons who lived at the home as the “perfect dad and sons.” He said the boys were always outside playing basketball and football and that they frequently had friends over.

Other neighbors had similar comments about the family. What could drive a loving and devoted family man to such horrors? Regular readers of Greenspan's Body Count already know the answer: debt and Greenspan's economic collapse.

The house at 3641 Bonita Verde Drive is listed as the residence and business address of Thomas J. Fuchs, a lawyer-turned-business-coach. The house, which Fuchs bought in 1994 for $275,000, and which had risen to nearly $1 million in Greenspan's bubble, is now worth about $450,000. There are indications that Fuchs was behind on payments, and he likely sucked out enough equity to hang himself. But even if he hadn't gotten in trouble with the Home ATM, it looks like Fuchs got suckered in by the higher education bubble. He claims a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from little-known Alliant University, which requires 150 units at $1010 per unit! $150,000 of student loans for a no-name degree so you can become a business coach?

May the boys rest in peace, and may Alan Greenspan ponder ever day the economic and personal devastation he caused America.

Greenspan's Body Count stands at 176.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Greenspan's Body Count: Christopher Moyer, Irina Moyer, Dillon Moyer

Alan Greenspan struck this weekend in Warrington, Pennsylvania:
After killing his family, Christopher Moyer, 44, a computer consultant who worked from home, drove his Toyota Camry to Hatboro, put his head on the SEPTA track at the Meadow Avenue crossing, and waited to die.


There was no history of domestic violence between Moyer and his wife, but they had had financial difficulties. According to court records, the state filed a $2,228.20 lien against the couple's house in September 2010. They had avoided foreclosure in 2006 and paid off a federal lien filed that year as well.

The Moyers got carried away in Greenspan's bubble and paid $451,470 in 2003 for a 4-bedroom tract home they couldn't afford.

Greenspan's Body Count stands at 173.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Greenspan's Body Count: Judy "Renee" Petersen

Today's episode of Greenspan's Body Count comes from Greene, Iowa, where the names have changed but the story will be familiar.
According to the Sheriff’s office, 36 year-old Judy Renee Petersen was found murdered around 9:00 p.m. in her home in Greene.

Judy’s husband, 39 year-old Thomas Petersen is the suspected killer and drove off with the couple’s two-year-old child Jacob issuing an Amber Alert.

That's one talented toddler! I've got my high school diploma and I wouldn't have a clue how to go about issuing an Amber Alert.

What was the source of problems in Thomas and Judy's lives? Loyal GBC readers already know.
No motive has been found for the murder, but online court records show Judy and Thomas had previously been in court over their mortgage payment.

Greenspan's Body Count stands at 170.