ESTA Fraud and Theft Prevention

Missing Equipment Detail


Report # : 11024
Published on : Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Date of Loss : April 11, 2018
Location : Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Incident Type : Rented/not returned
Associated names with the incident:
     •  Aajon Anderson, World Wild Media
     •  Jason , World Wild Media

  Category Mfr/brand Missing Items Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Zacuto
Mfr/brand: Zacuto
Model/Item: Zip Gear ( x 3)
Serial Number: none
Item:
Unique Identifier: on above lenses
Zip Gear ( x 3) none on above lenses


View more items in this incident report 10 items
  Category Mfr/brand Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
Canon
Mfr/brand: Canon
Model: C200
Serial Number: 372512320411
Unique Identifier:
C200 372512320411
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
PortaBrace
Mfr/brand: PortaBrace
Model: DO-1R Camera Bag
Serial Number: none
Unique Identifier: Black with red trim
DO-1R Camera Bag none Black with red trim
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Zeiss
Mfr/brand: Zeiss
Model: Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE - 1677-817
Serial Number: 15944663
Unique Identifier: In PortaBrace Lens Cup with Zacuto Zip Gear & Sunshade
Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE - 1677-817 15944663 In PortaBrace Lens Cup with Zacuto Zip Gear & Sunshade
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Zeiss
Mfr/brand: Zeiss
Model: Distagon T* 2/25 ZE - 1871-766
Serial Number: 15918637
Unique Identifier: In PortaBrace Lens Cup with Zacuto Zip Gear & Sunshade
Distagon T* 2/25 ZE - 1871-766 15918637 In PortaBrace Lens Cup with Zacuto Zip Gear & Sunshade
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Zeiss
Mfr/brand: Zeiss
Model: Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE - 1677-838
Serial Number: 15981061
Unique Identifier: In PortaBrace Lens Cup with Zacuto Zip Gear & Sunshade
Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE - 1677-838 15981061 In PortaBrace Lens Cup with Zacuto Zip Gear & Sunshade
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
PortaBrace
Mfr/brand: PortaBrace
Model: Lens Cups - PB-4LCB ( x 3)
Serial Number: none
Unique Identifier: with above lenses
Lens Cups - PB-4LCB ( x 3) none with above lenses
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
Canon
Mfr/brand: Canon
Model: BP-A30 Additional Battery
Serial Number: none
Unique Identifier:
BP-A30 Additional Battery none
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
SanDisk
Mfr/brand: SanDisk
Model: 64GB Extreme Pro SD Card
Serial Number: none
Unique Identifier:
64GB Extreme Pro SD Card none
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Anvil
Mfr/brand: Anvil
Model: 4 Place Lens Case
Serial Number: none
Unique Identifier: old, grey ATA case
4 Place Lens Case none old, grey ATA case
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
Libec
Mfr/brand: Libec
Model: RS-250 Head & Tripod
Serial Number: none
Unique Identifier: with tripod bag
RS-250 Head & Tripod none with tripod bag

Estimated Total Value of Loss : $13,000.00

Details of the incident : Aajon had called a number of times the previous week trying to book a RED SCARLET-W & Super Speed package for a student film project. Our guys knew that something just wasn't quite right, so tried to throw up roadblocks to renting to him, including a large insurance policy and requiring his thumbprint on the new customer form. That seemed to deter him until late in the day on Friday. We told him that he would have to reschedule his shoot as we couldn't process his new customer info that quickly. Monday morning a fresh annual policy with Inland Marine coverage shows up from State Farm on Aajon’s behalf. We contact the agent who assures us that it is valid, although Aajon is a new customer. The policy isn’t large enough to cover the equipment he wanted to rent, so when he calls in, our guys steer him into the package of gear in the report. About 3pm Aajon & Jason show up & Aajon fills out our new customer form & happily provides his thumbprint, MN driver’s license & credit card. They spend about 45 minutes here in full view of our security cameras and an additional C100 Mk II set up specifically to get clear shots of their faces at the rental counter. No sign of any nervousness at all, although Jason never removes his sunglasses. Around the time the equipment was due back on Wednesday, we received a call from the Minneapolis Police Dept. requesting the serial numbers of the stolen equipment. It turns out that Aajon filed a police report claiming that someone on his crew did a “snatch & grab” on the set & stole the equipment. The police feel that these guys have almost the perfect scam, as the people they use like Aajon have minimal police histories & check out pretty clean. They then pawn the gear & leave their insurance companies to pick up the mess. This same scam was perpetrated on two still camera rental companies in Minneapolis the previous week and a half using a different renter named Fred Gibson.


Important Contacts

Rental Company : Cinequipt, Inc.
Rental Company Contact : Greg Meyers
Rental Company Contact Phone : 612-627-9080
Rental Company Contact Email : gregm@cinequipt.com

Police Contact : Sgt. Matthew Olson
Police Contact Phone : 612-673-5776
Police Report : 18-113324

Insurance Company : State Farm
Insurance Company Contact : Agent - Sam Sand
Insurance Company Contact Phone : Agent - 952-881-0907
Insurance Company Contact Email : samuel.sand.krnw@statefarm.com
Name of Customer's Insurance Company : State Farm
Terms : Long-term Policy

Production Company Name : World Wild Media
Production Company Contact Person : Aajon Anderson
Production Company Contact Phone : 612-475-9812
Production Company Contact Email : aajon.anderson@gmail.com