Medical Identity Theft - and - Cane Fu Self Defense for Seniors and the Disabled
March 25, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
It's an encore appearance for Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone's first guest, private investigator Bruce Sackman, who specializes in medical investigations. This week, Susan and Bruce talk about medical identity theft. If you don't know what this is and how to protect yourself, don't miss this show because if you become a victim, it might not only ruin your credit, but maybe even cost you your life! Then Susan speaks with 61-year-old martial arts master Mark Shuey, inventor of Cane Fu, about this innovative self defense system he teaches all over the world to disabled veterans, seniors or anyone who uses a cane. Mark proves you don't have to be a sitting duck for criminals just because you're older or disabled. We've also got our WebSleuths gal, Tricia Griffith, to give us a true crime report about what's hot on the forums; and this week we're featuring John Broad from the Crime Stoppers of Michigan. Let's help him catch a criminal.
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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!
Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.
Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.