A Brilliantly Evil Plot (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz  on Monday, Sep. 9, 2013 12:00 am  

Unfortunately for Jim Bolt, there are companies out there that specialize in matching unclaimed property with the rightful owners in exchange for a finder’s fee. An investigator for one of those companies also spotted the $1.9 million in unclaimed stock and was hoping to get a piece of it. When he learned that it had been claimed a few weeks earlier, he called the FBI and blew the whistle on Jim Bolt.

Bolt deserves his day in court, of course. The last time he faced federal charges — for an investment scheme involving another company that supposedly had a treatment for cancer — he was acquitted. But until then, it looks like he’ll be in jail, because the FBI suspects he was connected — maybe as an accomplice after the fact — in the murder in southwest Missouri of Jack McCain of Rogers back in 2011.

That kind of crime is not the least bit clever.

Gwen Moritz is editor of Arkansas Business. Email her at GMoritz@ABPG.com.



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