of the extremes of identity theft that can lead to arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of the victim. It shows how the author’s identity was stolen and how that theft ultimately led to his ﬁnancial ruin and closure of his successful business enterprise, all the result of actions of federal agents and prosecutors.
After an exhaustive investigation, the author lays bare the whole story of how his identity was stolen and how it was used as cover for commission of other crimes.
The story tells of his becoming the primary suspect in a worldwide federal investigation for those crimes and how federal authorities leveled their awesome and destructive powers directly at him in their zeal to make an arrest. It details the destruction of his successful publishing company and of how he narrowly avoided being arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.
The story concludes with self-help chapters on the subjects of Prevention, Detection and Recovery from identity theft.
RICK HALLOCK was born and raised in the Catskill region of New York State. He entered the US Navy in 1965 serving on board nuclear powered guided missile Submarine USS Robert E Lee where he made seven patrols over a four-year period and where he discovered he had a natural talent for computer programming.
Upon leaving the Navy he tried the corporate life but in 1979 decided to leave that world behind and set oﬀ in pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities.
Over the years, he took part in the formation of two successful business enterprises culminating in the founding of Ferncliff Associates Inc. Under the Ferncliff banner he created and published the successful authoring products known as CDMotion and DVDMotion. The enterprise and products enjoyed substantial successes in the late 1990s but were ultimately destroyed by Rick’s Evil Shadows in the spring of 2000.
Today Rick splits his time between Naples, Florida and Saratoga Springs, New York while continuing to provide software engineering services. In his spare time he writes and pursues his next entrepreneurial opportunity.