Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dear Coach: You've Lost Steven Frischling As a Customer!

Recent evictee Steven Frischling can't afford to pay his rent nor can he afford to pay back the people who have sued him and won, but he can afford to shop at Coach! In fact, he claims to be a "long standing customer." But no more! Poor Coach may go out of business in 2012.

Read this outlandish story he posted today on Coach's Facebook page. You might feel sorry for him and be inclined to believe him. However, we call bullshit on this story once again. Like many of his lies, it may have been grounded in a real incident. He probably was at the Coach store and the employee asked him to have his son stop fogging up mirrors. But the idea that an employee at such a high-end store would ask one of their customers not to bring their mentally disabled child to the store is literally unbelievable. We don't have any proof that it didn't happen, but he also has no proof it did happen. And he's a proven pathological liar.

What he wants is for people to feel sorry for him and he will stop at nothing to get attention, even preying on people's sympathy for parents struggling with autistic children. What about feeling sorry for Frischling's most recent landlord, whose home he trashed after not paying rent for six months, and will now have to spend her own money to take him to court for the damage?

Then he used his social media skillz to go after @Coach on Twitter.

Boohoo. He's probably scheming to get free Coach merchandise out of this.

Fish the constant victim will be back in court soon. Friday the 13th is coming up! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Frischling's (Former) Front Yard

You've seen the pictures inside 49 Seabreeze... here is how esteemed professional Steven Frischling left the outside for his landlord to clean up. Photo courtesy of a horrified neighbor.

Friday, December 09, 2011

You know what the problem is with people? They suck!

Poor wittle Stevie Fwischwing didn't get his way today in court, where he has been trying desperately to get out of the consequences of committing two felonies. A disposition hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 13.

His thoughts?

Yes, this is clearly the problem here. Other people suck. Why won't the State of Connecticut let Steven Frischling get away with larceny and forgery? Why won't his landlords let him just live at their homes and trash the property and not pay rent? Why won't airlines hire him to run their social media networks despite the fact that he has no skills, no intelligence, no successful work history and no ethics? Why does some mean blogger call him a liar for posting total fabrications online for 15+ years?

Because people suck.

Believe It, Frischling!

Apparently lying/recently evicted blogger Steven Frischling is not too happy with how his pre-trial hearing went today for the two felonies he committed.

On a scale of 1-10, how would you measure the Schadenfrisch you're feeling? Ours is a 38.

We just received this:

This notification is brought to you by Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program.

This e-mail is to inform you that there is an upcoming court event involving the defendant STEVEN FRISCHLING and docket number K10KCR110313446S.  A disposition hearing has been scheduled for 1/13/2012.  Please be aware that there is often more than one case scheduled for a particular date in this court.  The hearing you may be involved in will take place some time during that day.

This will take place in GA 10 Courthouse, at the following address: 112 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320.

For updates about this case or for driving directions to the courthouse, you can visit  For more information, contact the Office of Victim Services at 1-(800) 822-8428 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM.  

This notification is sponsored by the Connecticut SAVIN Program.  It is our hope that this information has been helpful to you.

Thank you,

The VINE Service

Apparently a disposition hearing could mean many things, including a sentencing. Did Father of the Year finally agree to plead guilty?

Friday the 13th can't come quick enough!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Frischling evicted - The disgusting photos of the (former) FishBowl!

Lying travel blogger Steven Frischling claimed he had to move suddenly over the weekend, yet again, because his landlord was selling the house. To the contrary. His former landlord has shared these photos showing the appalling condition of the house, which was apparently never cleaned in any way.

There were children living in this filth.

Evictions in this area do not show up online apparently. But a civil lawsuit to recover damages to the home and to collect unpaid rent will show up online.

Monday, December 05, 2011

FF Reader Survey

An FFFF (Fine FishFraud Fan) has created a survey out of curiosity about the readership of this humble blog. Please take a moment to fill it out!

PS Four days until Steven Frischling's next court date!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Steven Frischling's Latest Delusion: Free Money!

With a week to go before his next court appearance in his felony trial, it seems blogger/travel strategist/social media engagement wizard Steven Frischling is losing it even more than usual. Check out this pile he posted on twitter today:

Who except for Steven Frischling and his gullible sidekick would believe this?

First, you don't receive checks from "very large corporations" for no reason.

Second, checks from "very large corporations" don't have descriptions  as stupid and Frischling-contrived as "Social Media Engagement Advancement - Twitter".

Third, no corporation is going to pay someone who is not under contract. No corporation is going to suddenly track you down via your online profile and send you a check unbeknownst to you. You want to know why? Because every penny they spend must be and will be reported to the IRS. Before they will send you a penny, they will determine you are legally able to work in the United States and will send you paperwork to fill out that requires your Social Security number. (Unless this "very large corporation" is an international one.... which is even more laughable.)

A commenter on our previous post nailed it on the head: Receiving a surprise check is every freelancer's fantasy. Getting paid to Tweet is Frischling's wet dream. And as we have all witnessed through the years, Frischling loves to share his daydreams as though they actually happened.

Here's the cash Frischling got when he took the check to the bank:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

FishFraud Turns 1!

Happy birthday, FishFraud blog! Thanks to our readers for all the entertainment of the past year exposing one of the biggest douchebags on the Internet: news photographer-turned EMT/firefighter-turned-sports photographer-turned-wedding-photographer-turned-travel-blogger-turned-travel-strategist Steven Frischling.

Highlights of the past year:

- Nov. 26, 2010: FishFraud launches to warn people not to hire Steven Frischling
- December 2010: After claiming he had no problem with editors independently verifying his sources in the famed TSA interviews, Frischling refuses when the Huffington Post offers to do so
- February 2011: Infamous @yuckystalkers Twitter account briefly harasses two women following @fishfraud
- February 2011: Frischling suspended from Twitter for harassment right as he's supposed to be tweeting the arrival of a new jet in NYC, and has major meltdown
- March 2011: Frischling and Susannah attempt to buy off FishFraud to go away; FishFraud laughs muchly
- March 5, 2011: Frischling makes his final (we hope) posting on SportsShooter after openly ridiculed
- March 2011: Countersite "Expose the Bullies" launches to more laughter
- June 2011: Frischling arrested for felony forgery and felony larceny in KLM case; lies on Twitter and says he was not arrested
- June 2011: National Car Rental dumps Frischling as a consultant after FishFraud fans warn the company he's a fraud
- June 2011: Frischling creates blog that he says will "prove" he is innocent in KLM case; quickly deletes blog
- July 2011: Frischling runs out of continuances and must make his first of many appearances in court awaiting trial
- August 2011: Frischling fails to appear in court and gets warning letter from Bail Commissioner
- October 2011: Despite his lies that the case had been dropped, Frischling's case goes into pre-trial
- October 2011: Schadenfrisch makes it into Urban Dictionary
- November 2010-November 2011: 365 days of LOLs!

Anything else we forgot?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Frischling Lies About.... the Oklahoma City Bombing

Steven Frischling did not take this photo.

It appears no major news event can occur without fraud blogger Steven Frischling inserting himself in after the fact. The more heinous the event, the more important it is to him to have been present.

Thank you to a reader who found this ridiculous post on the  Foundation Workshop Forum from 2008, back when Frischling was looking for more brides and grooms to rip off:

"Last time I was in OKC a building blew up (well actually it blew up a few hours before I got there and I'm pretty sure the guy who did that was caught,convicted and executed"

Yes, according to Steven Frischling, he arrived in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, "a few hours" after a bomb tore through the Murrah federal building, killing 168 people (including 19 children) and injuring 800.

In April 1995, Frischling was a 19-year-old wannabe AP stringer in New York. He would not have been sent to Oklahoma City and even if he paid his own way, it's all but impossible that he could have traveled from New York to Oklahoma City in mere hours.

Even if Frischling somehow, some way, miraculously got there that day, where are the photos to show for it? There's not a single photo on his website (or any other website that we can see) that he took in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Even if he got there days later, he could have taken some incredible photos. (The main photo on Wikipedia's page on the bombing shows the destroyed building on April 21.) Why are there no other references to Frischling being there in the aftermath of this tragedy, which at the time was the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil? The anniversary of the event happens every April and he's never mentioned being there that day or the horrific images we can assume he would have seen.

Not only that, notice how he has to make light of the day, joking that he sure didn't do it, because he is "pretty sure" the real culprit was caught and executed.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stupid Things Steven Frischling Has Tweeted in The Past Seven Days

Even though lying moron Steven Frischlng knows he has torpedoed his "career" with his pathological lying and felony arrest, he can't shut up. But it's all entertaining to those of us enjoying the Schadenfrisch.

This week's funniest tweets: Frischling's ridiculous claims that the TSA stops by his house occasionally to check on him, that he once "argued" with Chinese military police and that he once snowboarded in the French alps in July. Enjoy.

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@CravenTravels They don't need to monitor me like that, I am open about what I do and how I do it
6 hours ago

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@CravenTravels Well they check on me from time to time, you know with the home visits every now and again
6 hours ago

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
10 years ago today I had my first run in with the #TSA while documenting the first day the TSA existed - #travel
7 hours ago

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@jordandias I was being sarcastic. Now my back log of blog posts priority order changes to get my TSA post written first.I hate being behind
9 hours ago

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@cassivella That is why my webcam is always switched off on Skype. I once answered a business call in nothing by Hanes ... big whoops!
20 hours ago

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Was just asked "In what style do you write your blog?" ... my reply "In bastardized AP Style." Not a bad instant comeback :0) @APStylebook
20 hours ago

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Fun challenge, develop a consistent singular #socialmedia message for engagement that advances both the B2B & B2C targets all at once. #SM
18 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Which reminds me, I am so far behind in complex blog posts, ugh!
18 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@trvlinsalesgal I don't see a 763 or Hawaii in my future ... possibly an A333 , but not for a month.
18 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@trvlinsalesgal I'm seeing Dash-8-1s in my immediate future, how about you?
18 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@JetSetCD I've planned to fly @Icelandair four times, each & every time my schedule got scrambled or sacked. One of these days I'll fly 'em
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
I need to finish a blog post, but why does the choice need to be US EXIM aircraft financing or Bilateral agreements & sanctions for the day?
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
OK, now to simplify bilateral agreements, US-Iran sanctions, Qatar Airways allowing Iran to get around IATA sanctions & stand alone cabotage
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
I think Wordpress ate my last post ... is that even possible?
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
RT @GoSaraBeth: Q6. Great year-round mountain destination? #TNI (Chamonix,Whistler,Mt Washington if you like to hike. Boarded there in July)
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
A3: One of the best snow adventures I've had was snowboarding on Chamonix in July, especially explaining the snowboard to customs at CDG.
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Who do I contact about adjusting the Seychelles time zone to one more convenient to Eastern Standard Time? There has to be a committee...
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
I am still stumped on the viability of #LionAir's massive #Boeing order, the airline has been treading on thin ice in the past year. #DXB11
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@bigmalx My section of the USA is drizzling and breezy. Good day to stay in and stare at XML data mining info ... exciting isn't it :0)
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@avaltat I should start writing about easier topics, it'd save me a lot of time. I know, I can complain about delays and baggage fees :0)
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@avaltat I'm trying to get the US State Dept to clarify a statement that is as clear for an airline/political/economic post I'm writing
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
When did it get to be 1:30am? I planned to stop working and start writing my blog post at 10:30pm. When did I lose 3hrs ... again? Nuts!
17 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
#Airline #socialmedia requires timing, maybe not the timing of your HQ, but certainly that of your target audience. Remember that! #SMtravel
16 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Show Of Hands, How many communications & marketing folks out there can sell a company yet have trouble selling themselves?Come on, be honest
16 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Dear @Expedia, Your lack of an easy to figure out email naming convention is maddening
16 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Why do some blog posts seem like they'll be done in an hour, but take a week to figure out the political nuances to make sure I'm correct?
16 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@AustinKVS @KCJetSetter I've done JFK-PEK-HKG-PEK-JFK in under 70hrs, more miles than RTW, in coach on Air China. Fun trip ... not really
16 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
A5: The places within my comfort zone, that may be outside many other people's comfort zone, are what has shaped my opinions & views. #TTOT
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
RT @RickGriffin: A4 spending the night in the Atlanta airport #TTOT (There are far worse airports to sleep in,I've slept at ATL a few times)
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@travelfootprint I had someone come into my room, the Santa Clara Hyatt, who got checked into the room I was in & snoring around 1:AM. #TTOT
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
A3: I stayed at the Gaia Hotel in Napa, two weeks before the hard launch. I entered my room & the bed was still in plastic. #TTOT.
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
RT @Roopunzel: A3: Naked people in the corridors #TTOT (You've been to NPPA conventions also?)
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
A2: I think I was most out of my comfort zone arguing with China (PRC) Military Police, in HKG, during Chinese New Year as a photog. #TTOT
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@dtwscott The #TSA can get its message out more effectively by promoting vigilance education rather than always saying a threat is near.
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@dtwscott I've been tracking the timing of certain messages for around 5 years, then went back to look at the history a while back
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
I hate when I realize I've posted the draft of a blog post, not the reread version of the post! Ugh!!!
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
I guess I need to write about @QatarAirways flying domestic routes within #Iran without the US State Dept clarifying its clear as mud reply
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Waiting in the State Department to possibly clarify a response to something I am researching writing is worse than watching the grass grow
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@JohnnyJet I have never had an unsked stop on PHL-SFO, quite a few times on SFO-PHL. Usually when a 320 is on the route, its usually a 321
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@JohnnyJet @dreamofitaly @GeorgieJet I have had a number of unsked fuel stops on US from SFO to PHL, depending on aircraft.
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Rather than the #TSA publicly warning of unsubstantiated threats, wouldn't it make more sense to ID a threat & quietly track it? #travel
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
I love when the #TSA warns of potential security & terrorist threats at the holiday season & admits they know of no known threats. #travel
15 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
Playing with concepts to allow advertorial #socialmedia content to take a sharp turn to the left, it needn't be so blatant & pushy #smtravel
14 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
@HotelPRGuy Its is a challenge being separated by a common language :0)
13 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
The leading cause of typos and not proof reading in my I'm now trying to research, write & use the phone while being "Bubba'd"
12 Nov

flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
You ever talk to soeone an just think "Tool" ? ... I'm just sayin' :0)
12 Nov
About @flyingwithfish

Friday, November 11, 2011

Frischling Lies About... Yom Kippur

In a claim that serves no purpose but to gain him attention, travel blogger/pathological liar Steven Frischling claimed he once spent Yom Kippur in the Mid-East:

One of our trusty readers, who has been following Frischling's escapades for years, points out that the lying fish went to Bahrain just once, in 2004. But that was in the spring, while Yom Kippur that year fell on the 25th of September.

As with Fishtard's lies about being in New Orleans after Katrina, all you have to do is visit the Sportsshooter board to see Frischling was nowhere near Bahrain that week.

In this post, on September 23, he mentions he was in Massachussetts the day before.

"I was just in Hunts Photo & Video in Hadley, MA, yesterday afternoon (and actually on the phone with the manager at this moment)."

In this post 30 minutes later, Frischling mentions he plans to be in New York the next week. No mention whatsoever of a stopover in Bahrain.

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jews, but obviously not so holy to Frischling to stop him from lying about it to gain insignificant attention from strangers on Twitter.

So if it wasn't 2004, perhaps it was another year. So what year was it, Frischling? Perhaps it was a covert mission for Homeland Security and you were forbidden from blogging, Tweeting or writing about it any way?

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Frischling Claims Homeland Security Monitoring His Email

Deluded blogger Steven Frischling claims the Department of Homeland Security is "monitoring" his email!


Friday, November 04, 2011

Frischling Court Cases Continues! Back in Court Dec. 9!

The felony case continues! The last two hearings were tagged as "pre-trial" - is this case going to trial? Why won't this idiot take a deal?

This notification is brought to you by Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program.

This e-mail is to inform you that there is an upcoming court event involving the defendant STEVEN FRISCHLING and docket number K10KCR110313446S.  A hearing has been scheduled for 12/9/2011.  Please be aware that there is often more than one case scheduled for a particular date in this court.  The hearing you may be involved in will take place some time during that day.

This will take place in GA 10 Courthouse, at the following address: 112 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320.

For updates about this case or for driving directions to the courthouse, you can visit  For more information, contact the Office of Victim Services at 1-(800) 822-8428 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM.  

This notification is sponsored by the Connecticut SAVIN Program.  It is our hope that this information has been helpful to you.

Thank you,

The VINE Service

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Frischling: Occupy Wall Street Protestors Should Go Get a Job!

-- Steven Frischling, who has no job, has been repeatedly evicted and sued, faces felony forgery and larceny charges and has sent out 55,500+ inane tweets.

Maybe these protesters should move to Connecticut and tap into its generous welfare program?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Frischling Back to Court Next Week!

Why does Steven Frischling dragging his lying ass to court, when according to him, the felony cases against him were dropped long ago?


This notification is brought to you by Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program.

This e-mail is to inform you that there is an upcoming court event involving the defendant STEVEN FRISCHLING and docket number K10KCR110313446S.  A hearing has been scheduled for 11/4/2011.  Please be aware that there is often more than one case scheduled for a particular date in this court.  The hearing you may be involved in will take place some time during that day.

This will take place in GA 10 Courthouse, at the following address: 112 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320.

For updates about this case or for driving directions to the courthouse, you can visit  For more information, contact the Office of Victim Services at 1-(800) 822-8428 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM.  

This notification is sponsored by the Connecticut SAVIN Program.  It is our hope that this information has been helpful to you.

Thank you,

The VINE Service

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pre-Trial Tomorrow in Frischling Felony Case!

Despite his lies that the case had been dropped (and that he's been invited to Iran), Connecticut vs. Steven Frischling continues tomorrow with the pre-trial.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Is This Blog Costing Frischling Job "Opportunitys"?

A brilliant, educated reader left the following insightful comment on an old post.

@fish fraud, I know steven frischling, be nice, your really hurting his kids to, because of you, he may not have as many job opportunitys, thought of that? HE HAS KIDS YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!! And what loser sits on the computer all fuckin day trash talkn the guy? NOT ME!!!!!! god, think, he needs to buy food for his kids, have you thought about that? NO!!!! CAUSE YOUR A WORLD CLASS MOTHER OF FUCKEN BITCH!!!!!! You know, i can reprot you fot harrasment, i know his kids, and there sweet, so, IF YOUR A FISH FRAUD FAN, THINK ABOUT HIS KIDS!!! 

What is your "favourite" part of this comment? We have so very many! Ours is the invention of the word "fucken," clearly the logical past participle that heretofore has been missing from the English language, until now:

InfinitivePast SimplePast Participle
To HideHidHidden
To StealStoleStolen
To FuckFuckedFucken

After we got over our amazement of the commenter's command of the English language, we thought about the message interpreted. We are not doing anything to Frischling's children. He and Susannah chose to have them, not anyone else. Isn't it their responsibility to take care of their children?

Second, he has only himself to blame for his inability to get work. He's a proven pathological liar and he's been arrested for two felonies. Why don't you hire him?

Third, if Frischling's family is on the brink of starvation or suffering in any way, why doesn't he go out and get a job? He's not fit to be a journalist or any kind of consultant, but he can work at McDonald's or Walmart. Why doesn't he do that?

"Reprot" that!

Friday, September 30, 2011

What the Frisch?

Meet Deborah Frisch, another trainwreck who spawned a series of blogs bashing her and ended up losing her job because of her online insanity.

Appearing for the NINTH Time on the Docket... Steven Frischling!


This notification is brought to you by Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program.

This e-mail is to inform you that there is an upcoming court event involving the defendant STEVEN FRISCHLING and docket number K10KCR110313446S. A hearing has been scheduled for 10/28/2011. Please be aware that there is often more than one case scheduled for a particular date in this court. The hearing you may be involved in will take place some time during that day.

This will take place in GA 10 Courthouse, at the following address: 112 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320.

For updates about this case or for driving directions to the courthouse, you can visit For more information, contact the Office of Victim Services at 1-(800) 822-8428 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM.

This notification is sponsored by the Connecticut SAVIN Program. It is our hope that this information has been helpful to you.

Thank you,

The VINE Service

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Frischling's Adventures in the "Homocide" Capital of America!

Another submission from a FishFraud VIP! All gold, but we've highlighted the most ridiculous parts:
While looking through the NPPA listserv I found several extremely exaggerated accounts of him "working" in East Palo Alto where he claims he spent lots of time doing narc raids and car chases in 1996. He also blows the number of homicides way way way out of proportion.

"There are a number of zones in the United States that pack just as much punch as the hot-spot of the week and never get coverage. Look at East Palo Alto, CA, in 1995 it was the homocide capitol of the US with almost 800 "suspicious" DOAs/homocides in this small roughly 2 mile city of 23,500 people, only 40 cops. I was there in 1996 frequently, it was a war zone (been cleaned up, literally by a new Sheriff). New Orleans' underbelly , and of course my home town "combat zone" the projects in Brooklyn."

For the record, East Palo Alto was the murder capital in the U.S. (per capita) in 1992 with 42 homicides. In 1995, they had six murders, not 800. For him to say that it was a war zone in 1996 is pure fiction.

Here he talks about being shot at and involved in gun battles in East Palo Alto:

"Not to sound like an ass (which I am sure a number of you think I sound like often), sometimes close & scared is the only way to get the photo. I admit, as I have before, most of my firefight/gun fight photos were taken in NYC, Boston, D.C., Redwood City/East Palo Alto (CA) and other places in the U.S., but gun fight is a gun fight. Most of my gun drawn and aimed photos are on rooftops, in project stairways and backyards, most of the time 18mm-85mm because it is the only way ( I really suggest owning threat level 3 bullet-vest for this). I know it is very different from Nicaragua, but not far off. I know that I have been shot at to many times, and have bee thankul for wearing the Kevlar because I prefer a broken rib to a hole in me"

More talk of "gun play" in East Palo Alto - the HOMOcide capitol

"I have a number of images of gun play upclose & personal, have a few photos of guns being aimed at me, photos of riot situations from inside the riot & so on, I do not need to travel to find the wars, they are here. I spend a lot of time when I can in the inner cities and in heavy drug & homocide areas , from parts of NYC to East Palo Alto (the homocide capitol of the US for 2 years)."

Then he was involved in a high-speed pursuit with the California Highway Patrol that ended in East Palo Alto. A look at 187 articles in the San Francisco Chronicle archive from 1996 yielded NO stories of high-speed chases, especially one involving eight sheriff/police departments chasing a 14-year-old boy through five cities and two counties:

"The California Highway Patrol, Golden Gate Division, is one such department that has lead perps in front of me on purpose durring a bust to make sure I got there face, esspecially is the perp still have the crime evidence in their hands, that way when the images are published the evidence is matter-of-fact. I find the expressions of perps add to the image and make it more dramatic, although sometimes no face is better. One photo where it works was taken in East Palo Alto, CA which had been the murder capital of the US in 92 & 93, the CHP unit I was with was lead on a chase that ended up involving the CHP, San Mateo & Santa Clara county sheriffs and the municipal police from 5 police departments (the chase went through 2 counties and 6 towns/cities). When the car finially slammed to a halt, I mean slammed, the driver drove up to a wall by accident. The photo shows the face of a 14 year old boy trying to hide his gun (later found to have been used in a murder) and conceal about 18 grams of cocaine, he is there looking scared and inncocent with 3 officers with shot guns advancing on him. The boy is guilty obviously, he was charged as an adult for drug trafficing, so in the eyes of the law I did not photograph a minor."

Apparently there were riots in East Palo Alto, although there are no records of any riots there, and a search of the Chronicle archives for 1996 shows NOTHING to support that claim.

"I see Brooklyn a lot (although the IRA bombings in the U.K. were more polite than the riots in East Palo Alto, CA)."

So Frischling, where can we see your photos of these riots in East Palo Alto and of the boy hiding his gun and cocaine after that epic car chase? While you're searching your archives, can you find the photos of IRA bombings as well?

All these photos certainly sound captivating - why don't you put them on your portfolio?

Friday, September 23, 2011

An Impossible Truth: Frischling Claims He Flew on Air Force One with Al Gore!

Former Vice President Al Gore... in a photo NOT taken by Steven Frischling.
Another great submission by a loyal FishFraud reader:
Let's not forget this one about Frischling's claim to have flown on the President's 747 with Al Gore. Since he is a self-proclaimed aviation expert he would know that Al Gore had his own plane when he was in office and there aren't any trips that I could find where he would have flown on the president's 747 instead of his own Air Force Two plane, a modified 757. Also worth noting that he wasn't really affiliated with any agency at the time that would have put him in a seat on a flight on either one of those planes.

4/9/06 Flyertalk
"As a news photographer I have shot it's arrival, shot it's departure, stood under the wing.............and have flown on Air Force 2 (same plane, just had Al Gore on board instead of Clinton)

7/7/06 Flyertalk
"There are almost no photos available from the interior of AF One, except certain executive office areas. I have traveled on AF Two while working as a news photographer and remember explicit instructions that photography on board was banned, except during approved times in specific areas. When the Secret Services says this stuff you try to list (getting tossed from the press pool is bad, it tends to piss off your clients)."

This is pretty funny. Let me first give you a little background on who flies on Air Force one and two.

The White House press pool for still photographers consists of AP, AFP, Reuters, a rotating "agency" pool (which Getty is part of) and a magazine/newspaper (currently held by the New York Times). AP, AFP and Reuters travel with the president everywhere and are considered the "tight pool". They travel on Air Force One, in motorcades and are always with the president when he has any movements. They are issued hard card White House press credentials. The agency pool only travels in presidential motorcades when the president has movements within close proximity to the White House. The agency pool rotates between (I believe) 8 agencies and commits a photographer from each agency to three days a month covering the White House. Photographers in the agency pool DO NOT (except on rare occasions) travel on Air Force One. The traveling press pool pays a hefty price to travel on AF1 and in motorcades with the president with an annual price tag in excess of a million dollars per agency. If other press does for some reason pay to go on of the president's overseas trips, they do not fly on AF1 but instead are put on a charter. These same rules pretty much apply to AF2.

It is very rare that photographers travel with the VP. But, in cases where they would, it would likely be members of the WH pool or a magazine/newspaper photographer (like NYT, Time or Newsweek) who had been granted special access. One exception was in the 2000 campaign. When Al Gore was campaigning for his bid to be president he used AF2 as his campaign plane and had members of the traveling press on board. I assume they also had a charter for overflow like Bush did during his campaign in 2004. During Bush's 2004 campaign only the WH wire pool flew on AF1, everyone else was on a charter. I have never seen any Al Gore photos by Frischling so that pretty rules out him being on Gore's campaign (if you have really covered a campaign for any length of time, you will be able to find pictures online). Also, photographers are dorks when it comes to having your photo taken in front of cool or unique planes that you have been on since riding on AF2 or any other plane like that is usually a once in a lifetime experience. Surely he would have had a photo of himself in front of AF2 before the flight. I know I have pictures of myself in front of planes like that.

Also he specifically states that he was actually on the president's 747 Air Force One plane, the VC25A "same plane, just had Al Gore on board instead of Clinton." The president's 747 is used almost exclusively by the president (with the rare exception like when Cheney took it on an extended trip to the Middle East in March of 2002. The VP's AF2 plane is a C-32, a modified 757. Al Gore used the AF2 757 plane during his 2000 campaign, not the AF1 747. My research didn't reveal any occasion where Gore flew on the 747 during his time in the White House. I assume that his claim of flying on AF2 was between 1998 and 2000 when he had no real affiliation with any wire service or agency which makes his claim even more absurd.

Link to info on Air Force One -
Link to info on Air Force Two -

For the 10 millionth time we ask... WHERE ARE THE PHOTOS of these excursions?

What kind of news photographer flies TWICE with the vice president of the United States of America and has NO photos to show for it?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Google Searches on Steven Frischling

Autocomplete shows you what people are looking for... and this humble blog has shot up to the first page.

Frischling Threatened with Treason, Held at Gunpoint with Schoolchildren!

A comment so good it had to be turned into its own post... thank you!

Definition of treason: the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family
here he says a "friend" (didn't know he had any) was threatened with treason.

"In the past few years I have had friends face changes of treason, then face the charge myself for shooting that person in the place they were facing the charges.

What was that about? The photog shot a picture of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, in Vernon, VT. The plant rises from a corn field, and is totally exposed to a river on one side. The plant had just failed US Gov't and NRC security tests, and that was a story. The photog shot a photo (of a plant I have shot inside more than 30 times over a 2 year period prior to this happening), then was arrested, and faced charges in the State of Vermont of treason. I shot a portrait of him following that, which ran in the Boston Globe, Brattleboro, VT, Reformer (the paper he worked for, I formerly worked for, and the local paper of the nukes plant), as well as other regional and national papers. I was then called and threatened with the charges."

"In my job I was facing the charge of Treason in Vermont for photographing the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Facility, in Vernon, VT. The plant rises from a corn field an cannot be missed. The year before this incident I had been inside the plant for assignments for a total of 15 days. My troubles were shooting a portrait of a photographer who was being charged with treason for shooting the plant."

but wait, there's more...

here he was held by authorities for FOUR hours...

"I was shooting a story on security outside a nukes plant in CT. I had a letter from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well I spoke to the nukes plant PR folks, and stood on a public road, in plain site, shooting the armoured vehicles outside. I was held for about 4hrs by the Connecticut State Police, and had my car searched, everything emptied. My credentials verified (although Conn does not issue any credentials). I could not use my cell phone, or leave the area of the police cruiser. When I was done, and started to leave, the Conn. Nat. Grd MPs pulled me over, and detained me for quite a while, trying to find out why the Conn. State Police had stopped me."

but here it is now SEVEN!!

"In Connecticut I was held for 7 hours for photographing people fishing behind the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant. I had a letter from the Nuclear Regulartory Commision, the answer I was given by the Conn State Police was that Millstone does not answer to the NRC (which is wrong, they very much answer to the NRC)."

here he says he was approached at gunpoint with 20 school kids on a pier...

"In New Haven, CT, I was photographing an oil storage farm for a story on a US$1bil sale of one of the companies in the harbour. I was approached by half-a-dozen cops (and a news crew!) at gun point as I stood on the public pier in a hawiian shirt with two large lenses (more than a foot in length on one of them) that are wrapped in purple and orange tape. The lead officer was screaming at me to put my cameras down, he then started to ask me why I was trying to hide (in a hawiian shirt with lenses wrapped in purple & orange tape on a public pier??). What made this worse was 20 or so elementry school students were on the pier as they came at me with guns drawn. I stayed up right, ID'd myself a few times and more than once told the cop to holster his weapon (which was not such a good idea). The New Haven Police would not recognize my NYPD credential, FDNY credentials, Mass State Police Credential, Vermont State Police, United Nations, US Senate, San Mateo County Sheriff's Dept, Santa Clara County Sheriff or the Dept. of Defense.......Connecticut has no state or municipal issued credentials."

yet here he says it wasn't at gunpoint and no mention of kids....

"I was shooting a business story on the sale of a number of fuel farm storage tanks in New Haven. These tanks are very visible from I-95 & I-91. They are open to the waterways, side roads, hotels, interstate which cut through New Haven. Prior to shooting this fuel farm I called the USCG PIO for Division 1, and the New Haven Police. I told them what I was doing, trying to head off a problem. While shooting I turned around and saw a new van pull into the parking lot, along the Long Island Sound, I was parked in. I then saw a number of NHPD, DOD Police and a Conn State Police cruiser pull into the lot. They surrounded my wife as she tried to read a book for school demanding to know if there were cameras in the car. She said no, they ordered her out of the car, she told them I had the cameras (I was holding a 300f2.8, 400f2.8, 70-200f2.8 and 17-35f2.9, and a Hawaiian shirt on the end of a public pier, not trying to hide). One officer approached me very quickly, his hand at his side and his holder unflapped, although the gun was in the holster. This cop ordered me down, I kept
walking asking him what the hell was going on. He demanded my credentials, I told him that Connecticut issues no credentials, and asked what I would do if I only worked in CT with no credentials. After some back and forth I handed him my credentials, they called and verified the credentials with the NYPD, Mass State PD and US Senate. The cops kept telling me the massive fuel farm was a target and needed to know where the photos would appear, I told them I was shooting for a news service with about 1,200 daily newspaper clients. The cop said that was fine as long as they were "legit" newspapers. He then began to tell me that I should not be so elusive when shooting (again, two long lenses, and a Hawaiian shirt). "

another variation of the fuel tank story:

now there is only six officers and their guns are in their holsters.

and yet another variation....

"How about having my car surrounded, and forced to my stomache by a New Haven Detective while shooting a photo for a business story of oil storage farms off the Long Island Sound,which can be seen from two interstates, and out the window of a popular restaurant. They said the 400f2.8 was suspicious, which it may very well be, but after he checked mu IDs, he had my wife get out of our car and he searched it for additional cameras, which made no sense."

and one more....

"A few years ago in New Haven, CT, while photographing the huge oil storage farms for a business story (a company was sold in a multi-billion dollar deal) I was out on the end of a public pier shooting. I was wearing tan board shorts, a bright Hawaiian shirt had three bodies with a 17-35f2.8, 70-200f2.8, 400f2.8, all wrapped in bright orange & purple tape.

Prior to shoot there I had called the USCG First District Public Affairs desk and the New Haven PIO. I didn't need to, but I didn't want a problem.

At some point I noticed my wife's '83 bright yellow Volvo surrounded by cops demanding to know where there camera were. She pointed to me and cops from the NHPD, State Police and DOD Police came at me. One office, an NHPD Lt., had his weapon out of the holster screaming at me demanding to know why I was trying to hide. if I was hiding would I be in plain site, on a public pier, in a Hawiian shirt with a 400f2.8 wrapped in bright purpleand orange tape?

This yutz would not accept my press credentials from the US Senate Press Photogs Gallery, the United Nations, NYPD, Mass State Police or other easily verifiable organizations. He demanded my Connecticut press credentials......Conn issues no press cards and this guy didn't seem to know that."

Frischling, it isn't even a challenge to find contradictions to your stories. damn dude, you could have made it a little more difficult. a four year old or one of the 20 school kids could uncover your lies.

Steven Frischling Summed Up in One Quote

"I understand my images of tradgety (nearly a dozen plane crashes, a terrorist attack, a few riots, crack dens, anthrax scares, fires, homocides, etc) is my business. I'd have rather been shooting a feature on day cares in Sept 2001, but instead I made a massive profit of death , pain and misery. As a photojournalist you need to decide your role, your place, and how you are helping or hurting the overall view, ethics, boundries and limitations of our profession."

Sportsshooter, 10.15.2002

If you had any quote that sums up this fool, this would be it: exploiting real "tradgeties" to make himself look like a big shot.

PS What were the dates and locations of the "nearly" dozen plane crashes you've photographed? Where are the photos?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Breaker! Breaker! Steven Frischling Caught In Yet Another Lie

Steven Frischling's autobiography
The sleuths in the FishFraud Mickey Mouse club used their secret decoder rings (otherwise known as their eyeballs) to expose another hilarious Steven Frischling tale.

This one came from a 2004 post on the Sportsshooter message board regarding police scanners. Naturally, Frischling, the expert on all things, is the first one to reply. He says this about licenses:
"In every state a Ham licenses allows you to carry a scanner. You can get a No-Code Ham licenses at Radio Shack, just buy the book, fill out a form and send it in."
Someone immediately responds to correct him:
"As for the license itself, it takes more than filling out a from. In order to obtain a "no code" Technician license, you must pass a written exam (not hard) that's administered by FCC approved Volunteer Examiners."
As usual, Frischling does not apologize for his goof but insists he got his license this way, now substituting the word "exam" for "form."
"When I got my HAM license, back in 92 (I have no idea what my identifier is, I know, I am a poor excuse for a geek :0) ) I got the book at Radio Shack. Read it for about an hour, took the exam, and that was it.

Pretty easy.

I got my HAM because Suffolk County, Long Island, was being a pain in the butt about a mobile mounted scanner in a car."
The same guy responds...
"If you were a tech and got your license in 1992, then it should have expired in 2002. There's a two year grace period in renewing your license, so depending on when it was issued in 1992 you may still be able to renew it for the cost of a stamp. I pulled out my 1996 Callbook CD and tried to look you up and see when it expired, but I didn't get a hit."
Frischling does not offer an explanation of this but his story gets wilder... once again claiming he was the victim of police harassment:
"I have my HAM license somewhere. I thought it expired about a year ago. I will probably try and renew, or take the exam again. As stated, my primary reason for getting the license was to deal with a Suffolk County Police Officer who seemed to give me me hell often at scenes (of course I was 17, but I was shooting for legit news outlets, so I'm sure I was the easiest target).

I used to keep the info in my car, until I got my Nassau County Police press credential (he would not take my NYPD one for some reason)."
Once again the other guy responds:
"I have a 1996 Callbook CD, but I can't see a "Frischling" using the name search. If you need help, let me know the address you lived at when you were licensed and I'll take a look for you."
But Frischling insists he should be there!
"I should be there....I'm pretty sure my name was "Frischling" since June of 1975 :0)"
But guess what? A search of all active and expired licensees only brings up one Frischling - someone named David Frischling of Maine. Search for yourself:

So what's the deal Frischling? Why aren't you listed?

Oh and where can we find your licensing information for the time you claimed you worked as a firefighter/EMT?

Thanks to the FishFraud fans for sending this to us and posting it on comments!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

And Now for the 8th Time on the Criminal Docket... Steven Frischling!

Captain Continuance gets yet another delay in his double felony case. Next arraignment is September 30.

Since Frischling has already been sent a Bail Commissioners Letter, another failure to appear will result in a bench warrant issued for his (re)arrest.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Steven Frischling's Lies About 9/11

Lying fool Steven Frischling has been all over Twitter the past few days, posting links to his blurry photos from Sept. 11, 2001. He even claimed he was in NYC on assignment for two agencies on 9/11.

Back in February, we first posted his lies about this tragic day. If you think you can't hate this guy more, check it out:

Steven Frischling's Lies About 9/11

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Frischling Gets Bail Commissioners Letter!

Oh my. It appears lying blogger Steven Frischling failed to appear in court as required and is now at risk to be arrested yet again.

The CT Court Case has been updated with yet another new date for Frischling to enter a plea in his double felony case (9/23/2011) and now a notice that a Bail Commissioners Letter has been sent.

Thanks to a reader for sending in the following link to "What Is a Bail Commisioner's Letter?":

A bail commissioner letter is a formal notice sent by a bail commissioner to a defendant. The bail commissioner letter indicates that the defendant needs to appear in court or risk legal consequences.

A bail commissioner letter acknowledges that a defendant has missed a court appearance. The letter indicates that the defendant still has a legal obligation to appear before a judge or jury. In this way, the bail commissioner letter is a formal summons. It is intended to limit the number of re-arrests police officers must make.

So instead of the judge immediately issuing an arrest warrant based on a failure to appear, Frischling kindly got one final warning from the court: Show up or go to jail.

Once again all evidence contradicts Frischling's claim that the case had been dropped.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Idiot Blogger Recommends Microwaving U.S. Passports to Avoid "Columbian" Bombers

Bringing your passport here risks exposing yourself as an American!
Our favorite pathological liar/aviation "blogger" Steven Frischling has brought you more pearls of wisdom from his vast collection of travel expertise.

Frischling — who also thought it would be a good idea to design his own stickers using the Homeland Security logo to get illegal batteries past airport security — began tweeting today about "disabling" the electronic chip inside U.S. passports. The genius recommends microwaving the passport, but then said attacking it with a hammer is the best way to get the job done.

Frischling says the chips are security risks to Americans, and suggests doubters imagine visiting a scary place like "Columbia." Yes, whether you are visiting Columbia University in New York or Columbia, South Carolina, there will no doubt be terrorists lurking, just hoping their scanners will detect an American via a passport chip!

Once again proving he is a total arrogant idiot who cannot even bother to Google simple facts, Frischling repeatedly insists that destroying the chip does not invalidate the passport.

The U.S. government disagrees, however. Doing what Frischling suggests would IMMEDIATELY invalidate your passport. See the following on the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website at

(f) Invalidity . A United States passport is invalid as soon as:

(5) The passport has been materially changed in physical appearance or composition, or contains a damaged, defective or otherwise nonfunctioning chip, or includes unauthorized changes, obliterations, entries or photographs, or has observable wear or tear that renders it unfit for use as a travel document, and the Department either takes possession of the passport or sends a written notice to the bearer.

If it hasn't been proven already, this proves it: this guy is a hack.

The sad thing is if his young "fans" like @racingwinds run and nuke their passport before a trip to avoid "Columbian" bombers. How easy do you think it will be for them to gain entry to any country without a valid passport?

Happy lying!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Blogger Calls BS on Frischling's BS

Despite the fact that Steven Frischling has been exposed as a pathological liar and was arrested this year for felony forgery and larceny, "aviation queen" blogger Benet Wilson thought it would be a super idea to invite him as a guest blogger on her own site.

The self-proclaimed expert on aviation AND aerospace AND looking things up on Wikipedia authored the following:

Naturally, a real expert named Vinay Bhaskara found Frischling's post so preposterous he offered Wilson a rebuttal:

Bhaskara is challenging Frischling on Twitter and Frischling is acting like a fool offering excuses for his patheticness. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Would You Hire Frischling As Your Social Media Strategist?

Do you think Steven Frischling's social media resume includes the time Twitter suspended his account for harassment?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Steven Frischling: The World's Most Accident-Prone Blogger

In addition to his multiple injuries, accidents, celebrity/police assaults and escaping natural disasters, lying TSA blogger Steven Frischling bragged on Twitter today that he had experienced FOUR rejected takeoffs (RTO). Naturally, FishFraud fans called bullshit on this immediately.

What is a rejected takeoff? That is when your plane bails out of taking off because of some technical problem or distraction. This is not some boarding delay, but where the pilots begin their ascent down the runway and end up aborting the takeoff due to emergency.

Our SMART readers, who are real experts in aviation, point out:

5:30, 49 CFR Part 830 deals with NTSB notifications. Specifically, 830.5 (a)(12) (ii) states that NTSB notification is required for "Any event in which an aircraft operated by an air carrier...experiences a runway incursion that requires the operator or the crew of another aircraft or vehicle to take immediate corrective action to avoid a collision."

An RTO, or Rejected Take Off, would be immediate corrective action and it would be reported to the NTSB. Yet a search of the NTSB database for accidents and incidents at HVN turns up no such event.

@DWiermans Dash-8s are really loud in the cabin, but everyone heard "Watch that G-d damn fire truck!" from the cockpit

Really?!?! The Dash 8 is an FAR 121 aircraft requiring a closed cockpit door. Furthermore, it has a built in intercom and the pilots typically wear the heavy David Clark type headsets. Interior noise and vibration are at their worst during take off.

Sitting behind the pilots backs, behind a closed cockpit door, between the engines and propellers at take off power it is very doubtful you heard much of anything except your own imagination. Why don't you stick to BSing us with 5th Freedom Rights instead.


@DWiermans @flightblogger I've had four RTOs, first was an @USAirways Fokker F100 a BUF. I recall the sharp left turn onto the grass.
Searching the FAA's Accident/Incident Database System (covering the period from 1978 to the present) there are 9 reports at BUF involving Fokker aircraft operated by USAir. Only one of these was an aborted take off. It happened on Jan. 7, 1990, the aircraft was a Fokker F28, and "NR2 ENGINE VIBRATION. ABORTED. RETURNED TO GATE. SECOND ROW COMPRESSOR BLADE FAILED AND WENT THROUGH ENGINE."

As for the RTO at HVN on USAir, it doesn't appear in the database.
Click on first link, FAA Accident/Incident Data System

According to the FAA's "Pilot Guide to Takeoff Safety," RTOs occur only once in every 3,000 flights. Statistically that means, odds are, Frischling would have had to been part of 12,000 takeoffs.

So, let's say these four RTOs occurred since he was 18 years old. That would work out to more more than 700 takeoffs a year. That's nearly two takeoffs PER DAY.

That's pretty hard to believe, especially since the evidence shows Frischling, the great airline blogger, has taken two trips over the past 10 months.

The odds of experiencing a 1:3000 event four times is about 1:81,000,000,000,000.

That's 1 in 81 Trillion.

Don't you think the PR people at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (HVN) would be interested in knowing that local blogger Steven Frischling is fabricating airline emergencies at their airport, where passengers can hear pilots screaming from the cockpit?

Maribel Lota
(203) 466-8833 ext. 100

Lori Hoffman
(203) 466-8833 ext. 102

Friday, August 19, 2011

Frischling Gets Yet Another Continuance in Felony Case!

Just two days ago Steven Frischling was lying on Twitter to a stranger, insisting that the felony case against him had been dropped.

 Flying With Fish 

 John Butler 


Oh really? The case has been dropped?

FishTard was due in court today to enter a plea, yet once again has requested a continuance! Well we've "done our homework" and registered for updates on the case and just received this:


This notification is brought to you by Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program.

This e-mail is to inform you that there is an upcoming court event involving the defendant STEVEN FRISCHLING and docket number K10KCR110313446S.  A plea hearing has been scheduled for 9/2/2011.  Please be aware that there is often more than one case scheduled for a particular date in this court.  The hearing you may be involved in will take place some time during that day.

This will take place in GA 10 Courthouse, at the following address: 112 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320.

For updates about this case or for driving directions to the courthouse, you can visit  For more information, contact the Office of Victim Services at 1-(800) 822-8428 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM. 

This notification is sponsored by the Connecticut SAVIN Program.  It is our hope that this information has been helpful to you.

Thank you,

The VINE Service

You can also "do your homework" and register for automatic updates by clicking the text below the case details -

So Frischling, how long are you going to drag this out for our entertainment? Why won't you be a man and at least work out a plea agreement? You've been caught committing two felonies. You're paying a lawyer instead of paying your rent. How is that working out for your children?

And what exactly are the "multiple reasons" that show you were  "in the clear" to commit forgery and embezzlement? Obviously the police and prosecutors have yet to hear of these "multiple reasons."