BBS scam

Report on PC Information Exchange
Last Updated 
07-31-1988

PC Information Exchange Was a BBS System run in the Twin Cities 
Area as Net Node 282/1. It was also known as the Midwest Echomail 
Star.

The Sysops name was 

John Paul Aleshe
     AKA John Richard
At :

4600 Cedar Lake Road #4
St. Louis Park  Mn.  55416
612-377-3538

Modem Lines

     612-377-3469
     612-377-3397

Description:   White Male
               Birthdate 5-27-1958
               5'9" Heavy Set 230 To 250 Lbs.
               Missing index finger on left hand
               Broken Front Tooth
               Straight Brown Hair, balding, known to wear a
               hairpiece.
               Brown Eyes
               When last seen, wore a full brown beard

Bank Account:  PC Information Exchange
               Citizen State Bank, St. Louis Park, MN.
               Account #1052711     

Automobile:    Light Blue NISSAN 4X4 Pickup With Topper
               Blue Striping, Set up for off road handling
               Oregon Plates on vehicle  Expire. in 1990

Employment:    Claims to have worked or be working for the 
               following: (all disproved)

                    US Air Force:  Test pilot on assignment to
                    HONEYWELL Mpls Avionics Division

                    Claimed rank of Full Colonel

                    CRAY RESEARCH:  Computer Programmer
                    He did have proven skills as a P.C.
                    Programmer

Background

     Denver Colorado Area :

          Was reported and confirmed in the Denver area in 1984
          buying and selling in the computer gray market and doing
          business with the following companies. Note this is not
          an endorsement or an accusation of these companies but for
          information only.

          ESK Products, Ed Kabash

          Microbrokers, Mike Portugal

          Kangaroo Diskettes

          He may have been on site at Tinker AFB in 1983 or 1984
          and may have used the company name Pegasus Computers.
     
     Portland Oregon Area:

          John Aleshe (AKA Richard) left Portland in the spring
          of 1987. When he left that area he had taken delivery
          on Net 30 terms hardware from several companies. 
          Approximately $50,000.00 were involved. He was in
          Portland about one year. This information was supplied
          by the Portland Fidonet SysOps and is appreciated.


          May have used the following aliases in Portland:

               Personal Computer Specialist
               7544 SW Barns Road #113B
               Portland OR. 97225
               503-292-1544
                    This information supplied by one of the 
                    aggrieved businesses.
               
     First reported in the Twin Cities In June 1987

     John has been seen with a pistol in a shoulder holster.  
          It was described as required due his carrying
          classified documents for the Federal Government.

     John was also noted to carry several thousand dollars in
     cash on his person. It was explained it was used to purchase
     computer equipment from people who would not take a check.