Brentwood collection agency owner Terry Miller was charged Monday by area authorities with five counts of fraud and one count of identity theft. Miller stands accused of, among other things, not paying his customers their promised money and reaching into the bank accounts of debtors to fund his company and his lifestyle. He faces a potential prison term of more than three decades as well as a fine of up to $1 million. The Williamson Herald has more.
“Terry Marvin Miller thought he could hide his illegal activities by stealing and using the identities of others to defraud banks and other institutions, but he was mistaken,” said U.S. Attorney Martin. “Mr. Miller thought he could hide behind the corporate shield of his collection agency to commit fraud. This office will pursue identity thieves wherever they may hide."
On GUateliving.com, Cassman posted daily observations about life, promoted business ideas, offered to have drinks with those looking to invest in the area, bragged about how he knew how to bypass or manipulate Guatemalan government officials, and appeared to generally take pleasure in goading readers into Internet fights. Using the nom de plume Don Marco, he quickly became a pariah to some and a mysterious friend to others. In one post, Cassman seemed to present himself as a successful businessman, while in another, he belittled and berated citizens of his adopted home. This happened frequently. Ex-pats living in Antigua who met him there have told The City Paper that he would say little in detail about his past except to claim he was from Phoenix, where he worked as an investment banker and had cashed out because he saw the current economic crisis coming.SEE ALSO: Ken's full coverage of the Cassman drama as it unfolded
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