Owner of ‘Sam’s Burglary Prevention’ who ‘helped people safeguard their homes’ arrested for burglary

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THAMES VALLEY, UK – A ‘reformed’ criminal decided to make an honest living by offering his services to help residents protect their homes from people in his former lifestyle.

Instead of keeping on the safe and narrow, he instead was recently sentenced to over three years in prison for multiple burglaries.

In Thames Valley, Sam Edwards, 28 years old, began a business in 2019 offering his former services as a burglar to help residents in the area safeguard their homes from people like he…used to be.

When he ran his business, he advertised that he had eleven years of experience in breaking into homes and boasted of stealing the equivalent of $20 million worth of merchandise.

Instead of helping to keep homes safe, Edwards instead kept on his criminal ways and was recently arrested and then convicted of eleven different burglaries and one attempt.

The string of crimes was brought to light when police from Surrey and Thames Valley were able to identify Edwards as the culprit.

Both police departments found that Edwards had stolen high-value jewelry from different residences in the Berkshire areas during a crime spree that ran for eleven months, starting in September of 2021 and ending in March 2022.

Along with the jewelry, police allege that he also stole sentimental items which are considered irreplaceable by the victims of his crimes.

The case against Edwards went to trial at Reading Crown Court where he was found guilty of the crimes. The judge in the case sentenced him to three years and five months for all the cases against him.

One of the detectives working the case for the Thames Valley Police Department, Steven Baggaley, noted that Edwards not only took valuables from his victims but also their safety and well-being. He said:

“A home is somewhere that you should feel safe and Edwards breached this, making his victims feel vulnerable and unsafe. The defendant has now three years and five months to reflect on his actions. This was a joint investigation between TVP and Surrey and officers will work relentlessly to pursue suspects and bring offenders to justice for these types of offenses and are committed to keeping our communities safe.”

Police have not reported if Edwards had been using his business as a front to gain entry into homes to scope them out nor mentioned how successful his endeavor was before he was arrested.

However, an advertisement for his business when it was running is certainly a show of hypocrisy or a way to lure unsuspecting homeowners in:

“People can trust me because I’ve done this [committing burglaries] for a living. I know what I’m talking about. I can give the vulnerable peace of mind. So far I’ve only had four or five customers, two of them had been robbed already and one had some valuables that they would rather keep hold of.”

While it may make sense in some regard to turn to a ‘reformed’ criminal to show you how to safeguard your home, it is important to understand that not everyone who says they are reformed has turned their life around.

Oftentimes, criminals continue finding new ways to commit their crimes after they have been busted doing them a certain way.

If you are concerned about the safety of your home, contact your local police department and see if they offer any services in which an officer can come out and offer you real tips on safeguarding your home or business.

After all, officers work with burglaries daily and know how criminals get into your homes and vehicles and you can trust that they will not be looking at ways to get into your homes and steal your property.

Edwards offered his services for approximately $22.30 an hour which provided, allegedly, homeowners a chance to have him walk through their homes and point out ways to better enhance their security.

Army's first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia

Army’s first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia

Baltimore, MD: An indictment by a federal grand jury has just been returned for the U.S Army’s first openly transgendered officer, Maj. Jamie Lee Henry, for allegedly attempting to conspire with Russian authorities to pass over sensitive medical documents that could aid in the fight against Ukraine.

Now she will be known for another incredible fact.

The spouse Anna Gabrielian, 36, and her husband, Jamie Lee Henry, 39, from Rockville, Maryland are being accused of meeting who they believed to be a Russian government official in the hopes that they could be of assistance to the Russian government.

They allegedly claimed their access to military and healthcare information could ‘be of use’ to the Russian aggression towards Ukraine.

But their plans fell through.

The indictment of the married couple was returned September 28th and they were arrested on the 29th.

According to a column covered by Breaking911.com, it wrote:

“As stated in the indictment, Gabrielian is an anesthesiologist and worked at Medical Institution 1, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Henry, a Major in the United States Army, who held a Secret-level security clearance, is Gabrielian’s husband and a doctor.”

The column continued:

“During the time of the alleged conspiracy, Henry worked as a staff internist stationed at Fort Bragg, the home of the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, headquarters of the United States Army Special Operations Command, and the Womack Army Medical Center.”

According to the indictment, the meetings were alleged to have started on or around August 17, 2022. It began when Gabrielian attempted to contact the Russian embassy via email and phone to offer her services.

Army's first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia

Her only progress was however, that she came across the wrong individual. Gabrielian and Henry thought they were meeting a Russian official, but instead met with an undercover (UC) agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The couple allegedly believed they could provide Individually Identifying Health Information (or IIHI), which could in turn, help the Russian government. They intended on handing out medical information from individuals associated with the United States government and from the military, with the purpose of providing exploitable information to Russia.

The allegations of espionage-like activity are reminiscent of the Cold War era during its peak in the 1950’s.

But their efforts fell short.

Gabrielian was the leading effort to aid Russia and tried to protect her spouse from officially getting involved. Gabrielian knew the risks but was willing to follow through on her intentions despite understanding what could happen.

According to the column, it stated:

“Gabrielian told the UC that, although Henry knew of Gabrielian’s interaction with the Russian Embassy, she never mentioned Henry’s name to the Russian Embassy. Gabrielian wanted to make sure Henry could deny any knowledge of her actions.”

The column continued:

“On August 17, 2022, Gabrielian met with the UC at a hotel in Baltimore. During that meeting, Gabrielian told the UC she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia to provide any assistance she could to Russia, even if it meant being fired or going to jail. Gabrielian proposed potential cover stories for meeting the UC and stressed the need for ‘plausible deniability’ in the event she was confronted by American authorities about meeting with the UC.”

Gabrielian allegedly tried to provide a cover for Henry. She also told the UC that Henry was in a critical position to provide far more valuable information to the Russians.

Part of Henry’s contribution as a military doctor would include how the U.S. military establishes and conducts hospital operations in a combat environment. The couple allegedly believed that could help Russia continue and improve their hostile acts on the frontlines of the Ukrainian invasion.

It was also alleged that Henry could provide useful information regarding how the United States military provided training to the Ukrainian military.

Once Gabrielian introduced Henry to the UC, the involvement increased and more true intentions were exposed.

According to the column:

“During the meeting, Henry explained to the UC he was committed to assisting Russia and had looked into volunteering to join the Russian Army after the conflict in Ukraine began, but Russia wanted people with ‘combat experience’ and he did not have any.”

The column continued:

“Henry further stated, ‘the way I am viewing what is going on in Ukraine now, is that the United States is using Ukrainians as a proxy for their own hatred toward Russia.’”

The couple met with the UC several more times to provide information and medical documents.

One of the documents contained medical information for the spouse of an employee from the Office of Naval intelligence. The other medical documents contained multiple veterans’ information, which could also be exploited, according to the couple, the indictment alleges.

The couple face years in prison if convicted.

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