The Biggest Case of ID Theft in American History; The Biker Minister; A Personal Safety Product You're Going to Love

January 26, 2011
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

Recently-convicted hacker Albert Gonzalez assembled a crew that was responsible for the theft of ten of millions of bank card account numbers--the largest case of ID Theft in American history--all the while working as a government informant! And, the government says that the full extent of his thefts is still unknown to them and the case is still unraveling. Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Paige Pederson, from the LifeLock identity theft prevention company, about this shocking case and it's implications for all of us. Susan also speaks with reformed drug dealer Ron Kari, now actor, body guard and biker minister(!), about his jailhouse religious conversion and amazing prison healing ministries. Last up, she speaks with actress/stuntwoman/self defense teacher Spice Williams-Crosby about a really neat personal safety device you're going to love, as well as her I FIGHT FOR MY LIFE! TV show.

Crime Prevention 101

Crime Prevention 101

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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!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

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.

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